14 April 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Wind S.E., S. + finally S.W., but very little improvement. No sunshine and some rain in afternoon: clouds low. Roads filthy. I saw 5 cases + went to Gib. + Lum1. D. [Graham] was to have come up at 2 to help address the accounts but was prevented. I addressed, stamped + sorted all the County ones, 75 in number. The income for 1919-20 will not be under £2,233. Helen went with Nancy to the meet at Borthwickbrae + at night went down to Mauldsheugh. I had a letter from Jean2 saying she is going to acquire the business of a cooked food depot for £235 + get married.

1 Gibson & Lumgair, woollen manufacturers, of St Mary’s Mill, Selkirk

2 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter; she married in June 1920

[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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