12 August 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A fine warm day but without sunshine. Saw a few town cases. Went to David Ingles marriage + gave away the Bride1. They were married by Ross in Sandy Ingles’2 house + then adjourned to And. Brown’s3 for a high tea. I saw them off by the last train en route for London. Message to Dickie4, Dandswall, to see a boy who had his fingers caught in a bicycle chain. Was called out at 5 a.m. to see Mrs Wright5 at Viewfield with vomiting.

1 Marriage of David Nicholson Ingles (1888-1943), A.R.H.A., portrait artist and Margaret Teresa Kavanagh (c.1884-), artist, at ‘Forestview’, Forest Road, Selkirk see David N Ingles ARHA ‘Oil Portrait of an Irish Lady’

2 Alexander ‘Sandy’ Ingles, postman, the groom’s father

3 Assume Andrew Brown (c.1850-1921), hosiery manufacturer, resident Dunreay, Selkirk

4 Robert J Dickie, millworker, was at the Lodge, Dandswall, Shawpark Road, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll

5 Isabella Wright née Johnstone of 6a Clifton Road, Selkirk [1920 Valuation Roll]; she had married 31 December 1897, at Selkirk Manse, Andrew Wright, journeyman tailor, later tailor’s cutter

[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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