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

Some snow lying this morning but it was rather a nice sunny day though cold. S.W. [wind]. When I looked out at 10 p.m. however there was a thick covering of snow. David left early + motored to Edinburgh meaning to go to the Glasgow Motor Show1. He won’t be back till Monday. I motored to Bowhill + Sunderland Hall + saw 9 town cases. Was called out before dinner to Mrs D Thomas, Goslaw Green. Nancy + H [Helen] had tea with Bell Harkness2.

1 Presumably the motor show put on at the Kelvin Hall in January 1920 by the Scottish Motor Traders Association

2 The Editor assumes this is Isabella Harkness (1859-1929); the friendship if that is what it is, may stem from support given to Mrs Harkness when her daughter died in awful circumstances in 1915 – there are references to Helen (or Helen and Nancy or Barbara) visiting Bell Harkness on dates in 1916, 1917 and 1918

[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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