Between frost + fresh the latter predominating. David wanted Dora [Muir] to go down to Mauldsheugh in place of his nurse till Monday. Bella quite broken down this morning + I had to send her to bed1. Mousey had therefore a very strenuous day2. I walked to Curror Street &c + Shawpark. Boylan had a bad fit of coughing last night3. In the afternoon I motored to Beechwood, Yarrowford & Fairnilee (Neil + Miller).
1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (b.1873), the Muir family housekeeper
2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s daughter and housekeeper
3 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924) civil engineer, ‘friend’ of Dr Muir, resided Shawpark, Selkirk
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]