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

Another lovely day with continuous sunshine + slight E wind. Gave chlor[oform] for two operations at Viewfield = a tonsillectomy + a [illegible] (?) Saw some town cases. Used a new saddle I got from Stark & Murray1 + though rather smaller than my last I found it quite comfortable. Message to see Mrs Dubs2 who has a very sore arm + a temp. of 101 from Vacc [vaccination]. This was poor Jean’s wedding day + I feel as if a calamity had befallen us as a family. Mr + Mrs Brook3 from Invergordon dined with us + I took them across to Viewfield after.

1 Stark & Murray, cycle agents, were at Chapel Street, Selkirk

2 Margaret Forsyth Dubs née Arthur, formerly Smith (c.1854-1935), widow of Frank Albert Dubs of Yair

3 Alexander William Brook (c.1852-1939), corn or grain merchant, and Isabella ‘Ella’ Brook née Fraser, who had business properties and a home at Invergordon, parish of Roskeen, Ross and Cromarty

4 The marriage of Dr Muir’s eldest daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941) to Frederick Charles Pike, a theatrical agent, enraged Dr Muir and his son-in-law, perhaps others; to modern sensibilities this seems so very wrong

[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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