Got a note from Dora to say her engagement was broken off meantime [?]. This must have been written before she got my note of yesterday so she has heard something. I got a letter from Caton confirming his wire + saying that Pilot is known to him + is not a “good” man. I then wrote fully to Dora. Later she wired asking me to meet her on Monday at Jean’s. I wired her that I would do so if she still wanted but asked her to ‘phone tomorrow. I motored after seeing two or three town cases to Old Mill Farm, Bengerburnhope, Yarrowford + Manitoba (where Sandie Coltherd now stays1). Called at Yarrow Manse + returned “Reflections and Recollections“2 [and] after tea ran out to Smedheugh + was just back when a ‘phone came to see Guthrie’s boy [at] Lilliesleaf. Had 16-18 people in at night. Helen [Muir] went to a performance of ‘All of A Sudden Peggy’ by Ernest Denny3.
1 Alexander Coltherd, retired shepherd, tenant of a cottage at Harehead, Selkirk; he previously lived at Warrior’s Rest, Whitehope. Yarrow [c.f. Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet X, published 1863 and Canmore ID 53054]
2 Appears to be a book title but not readily identified
3 Presumably the Broadway play ‘All-of-a-Sudden-Peggy’ by Yorkshire playwright Ernest Denny (1869-1943); in 1920 it was filmed as ‘All of a Sudden Peggy’, described as “an American silent comedy romance” (now lost)
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]