21 September 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Streets + slates wet but there was no rain during the day + a fair amount of sunshine: but a very cold east wind. I saw a doz. town cases + Forest Mill. Motored to Faldonside in afternoon + came back to Railway Hotel under the impression that there was a meeting of the Panel1 Commttee but I found I had been misled by a old circular of a meeting on July 21st! Mrs Mackintosh2 called to consult me about Erskine3 + his wife. The latter is seeking a separation.

1 The Medical Panel normally met at The Railway Hotel, St Boswells

2 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, whose home was known by Dr Muir as ‘the Magic Cave’

3 Mrs Mackintosh’s son James Erskine Harper (1887-1953) had married Gladys Gilroy in 1914 at Liverpool

[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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