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

Blowy + fresh + the pavement dry for a wonder [?] but there was a little rain in the afternoon + evening. S.W. [wind] Cycled to Curror Street, Danderwall Cottage, Haining Gate + Glebe Castle Street + Hospital in all 3.9 [miles]. Was in the house all afternoon till 4 when H + I went to Wellwood where the Roberts connection were assembled to celebrate [?] John Roberts1 Golden Wedding. We had champagne + tea. Went to evening service when a Mr Godfrey, a missionary, preached.

1 Sir John Roberts (1845-1934), C.M.G., Selkirk-born New Zealand businessman and Mayor of Dunedin, had married, 26 January 1870, Louisa Jane Kettle, second daughter of the surveyor who laid out Dunedin, Charles H Kettle; they had at least nine children, including John Roberts junior, Dr Muir’s son-in-law [Sources include Otago Daily Times, Issue 2489, 27 January 1870]

[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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