Another delicious day: so warm that I sat for a little in the garden after tea + read the papers. Cycled to Faldonside to see Tom Brockie1. They are busy cutting down the wood at Faldonside, taking the [three illegible words]? Saw a few town cases + made out accounts. Linton has finished the wall at the foot of the garden + Baptie2 has begun to tidy up. Helen3 was down at Elmpark4 + came back loaded with gifts of food sweets + a bottle of port for me. It became very dark towards evening + there was a little rain but the glass is high + rising.
1 Thomas Brockie (1860-1929), shepherd, lived at a house at Faldonside, Galashiels, at least from 1916-1920 [Source: Valuation Rolls]
2 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir
3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter
4 Agnes MacIntosh née Watson (c.1860-1946), she was the widow of Ebenezer Erskine Harper, sheriff substitute, but had remarried after Harper’s death; widowed again and living at Elmpark, Selkirk in the 1919 Valuation Roll
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]