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

Made another stupid mistake this morning. I thought the 18.13 Selk – Waverley was to Selkirk. Eva1 kindly gave me breakfast at 7.30 + I went to the station to find the train was 9.15 8.20. This was the slow train + I might as well have waited till the 9.15 as I had to wait for it at Gala. Got home at 12. Misty morning but very pleasant. Got message to Mrs Woodger2, Lilliesleaf. Cycled there + back to a meeting of Subscribers to the St Andrew’s Ambulance at 4. Was in the chair. Executive Committee appointed. Vaccinated 11 insured persons + 14 others.

1 Jessie Evelyn Ramsay ‘Eva’ McClure née Hotson, wife of Alexander Logan ‘Sandy’ McClure (c.1860-1932), advocate and sometime Sheriff of Argyle; they lived at 16 Heriot Row, Edinburgh and Dr Muir had dined with them the day before but missed his train home

2 Mark Sprot Woodger (1838-1922), retired coachman, and his wife Jane Corbett (c.1857-1920) lived at Ashbank, Lilliesleaf, 1920 Valuation Roll; they had married 1894 at Kelvin

[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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