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

There had evidently been a heavy shower during the night + the dust was quite laid. There was less wind, though still E + it was appreciably warmer. It was a lovely evening, quite calm + a cloudless sky. I felt distinctly tired + was glad to use the car to Heathpark &c, Newark Mill + Faldonside. Got back just as the church was coming out. Had a quiet afternoon + sat a while in the garden. Had to go down to Glebe Terrace to see Mrs J Hogg. Got all May [accounts] posted. H., D.1 + I supped at Wellwood. Jack, Nancy + Minnie Baillie had been to Mauricewood to see Tom McGregor2. Jack3 wants to go to Edinburgh to stop Jean’s marriage4. I told him I might as well attempt to stop Niagara!

1 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s third and youngest daughters

2 Thomas Low MacGregor, stockbroker, of Mauricewood, Glencorse, Midlothian [1920 Valuation Roll]

3 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), Dr Muir’s son-in-law

4 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter whose marriage has infuriated the Muirs

[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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