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

A dull but dry day: Misty hardly a glint of sunshine. Cycled to Oakwood, Beechwood (coachman), Yair (Mrs Dubs), Fairnilee S Lodge + Faldonside. Did not get back till nearly 3. Saw some town cases after. Mrs Dubs1 has bought a house at Wemyss Bay. Phyllis Dees2 not satisfactory: pretty much at a stand still. Got a wire from Gyrty (Mrs Gillan3) putting off their visit (which was to have been on Friday) till Tuesday.

1 Margaret Forsyth Dubs, formerly Smith, née Arthur (1853-1935), widow of Frank Albert ‘F A’ Dubs (1860-1920), had moved to a house called Woodbourne at Wemyss Bay, Inverkip, Renfrewshire by 1925

2 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside

3 Assume Margaret Douglas Gillan née Ord Mackenzie (1891-1973), daughter of Montague Allan Ord Mackenzie and Frances Gordon ‘Fanny’ Ord Mackenzie née Rennie (and thus Dr Muir’s great-niece); she married, 1917, (James) Angus Gillan (1885–1981), Olympic gold medal rower and colonial administrator; see also diary entry for 1 October 1920

[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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