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

A lovely bright day + warm till the evening when it became clouded + after dinner there was some thunder + it rained on till I went to bed at 10. I was feeling seedy + dyspeptic probably from the beer I had at dinner last night. I spent the forenoon in the field next the hotel basking in the warm sun + reading. After lunch I wrote May [Lindsay1] + David Ingles2 + Helen + did not go out again. Nancy + Timmy3 just loafing about.

1 If the reading is correct this may be Marion Vassie ‘May’ Lindsay (1886-?1940), sometime V.A.D. and originally from Whitehope, Yarrow

2 David Nicholson Ingles (1888-1933), A.R.H.A., portrait artist, married in 1920 at Selkirk and painting a portrait of Dr Muir, the whereabouts of which the Editor cannot discover

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Dr Muir’s daughter and youngest grandson

[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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