18 November 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Saw 4 town cases on my way to the station where I got the 11.1 + went to Glasgow for a meeting of the Red X Commttee. Had 3/4 of an hour to wait in Edinburgh. Walked along Princes Street + bought some cakes at Ritchie’s to eat in the train. Got to Glasgow at 2.10 + found my way to the Central Station Hotel. The meeting was very uninteresting + I got the 4 Xpress back to Ed. Had some supper at the Picture House + saw the pictures + came out by the last train. D. [Graham] was twice at Faldonside1. It was a fair + rather mild but blowy day.

1 Presumably seeing 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; she had been involved in a car accident near Berrybush while travelling between the Gordon Arms and Tushielaw

[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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