Back to fresh again: a mild calm day. Saw some town cases walking + then sat making out accounts. David came up at 2.30 to help me but he was called away to Mrs Dalgleish, Altrieve1. At night he had to go to Shielshaugh. I was sitting in the smoke room after dinner + noticed curious sparks in the flames of the stove which turned out to [be] soot from the lamp which was smoking + the whole place was filthy with soot + I had to take a bath.
1 George Dalgleish was tenant at Altrieve, Yarrow [1919 Valuation Roll]
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]