18 January 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

About the most windy day of the winter. A strong N.W. wind with a [sic] blasts of rain + then blizzards of snow. It was bitterly cold + froze at night. I had a smaller list today + saw 9 cases walking. Had all afternoon at the accounts. Heard from David + corroborated by Menzies1 that Stevenson2, Gala, has bolted with a married woman. It happened last week + the incident but without names was in the Sat. evening papers. Mrs Mack called3: both her servants are leaving + she thinks of going to the County Hotel.

1 James Morris Menzies (1871-1926), M.B., Ch.M., M.D., medical practitioner, of Ettrick Lodge, Selkirk

2 Nathaniel Stevenson (1864-?1937), M.A. (Glasgow), 1887, M.B., C.M., 1893, medical practitioner and Medical Officer for Galashiels; born Blythswood, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, son of Andrew Stevenson and Eliza Laird, he was at Galashiels in 1901 with Jeannie D Stevenson, aged 36 and children Frederick A Stevenson, 4 (died WW1) and Elizabeth D Stevenson, 2

3 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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