13 May 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Strong W. wind + showers all day. Cold. Very little doing, at least for me. I saw 8 cases: + in afternoon posted April with ledger. Dav. Ingles’ fiancée, a Miss Kavanagh1, who is staying at Forest Road, cale along + I removed a palpebral cyst. Jack + Nancy2 came up at night, the latter has had a delightful time at Brampton. I had a talk with Jean3 + told her though I disapproved of her marriage I hoped it would turn out well. Jack is very bitter against it.

1 David Nicholson Ingles (1888-1933), A.R.H.A., artist, married Margaret Teresa Kavanagh (c.1884-), artist at Forest View, Forest Road, Selkirk, 12 August 1920; his address at the time was 27 Bessborough Street, London but Miss Kavanagh was almost certainly staying at Ingles’ parents’ house

2 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966) And Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

3 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, later Pike (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter was to marry a theatrical agent 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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