30 June 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dull + rather chilly with an E. wind till 2 when the sun broke through + it was a delightful afternoon + evening. I had hoped to go into town to see Pike1 and attend the annual meeting of the branch2 but after seeing 9 or 10 cases + got about midday message to Broadmeadows + Faldonside I saw it was impossible. I cycled first to see a girl Inch3 + after tea to Faldonside + there were a lot of people in at night. Cycled 23 miles.

1 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), theatrical agent, who married Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir in 1920 but was very ill by this time

2 The Edinburgh Branch of the British Medical Association

3 Not identified

[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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