22 January 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

There was a message to see Jack + I found him all upset + nervous over the chairmanship of the supper tonight. He had to give it up. He hadn’t slept for the last two nights. Walked from Wellwood to Curror Street, Dandswall Lodge + Backrow. About 2 got ‘phone from Bowhill about Lady Nap Bowhill about Mrs Ordish1 + a still room maid whom I found with Dip. + sent to Hospital. Saw Lady Mary2. Went to supper to returned soldiers in Victoria Hall. Went down to Wellwood for Munro + took him back there after. Supper great success, over 400 present. Co-op store did it well.

1 Hannah Ordish (about 1845-1920), housekeeper at Bowhill

2 This may refer to Lady Mary Theresa Montagu Douglas Scott later Cecil (1904-1984)

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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