A few drops of rain in morning. Blowy but warm day. Very pleasant. Wrote Helen [Muir] + sent Jean [Muir] some flowers + she sent me a box of ? buns + some cake. Mrs McIntosh continues to pour in supplies consisting of a tongue, pot of creams grapes &c &c. Cycled in to Hospital, Forest Mill, Philipburn Mill + Howford Hill. Got back at 2 + was not out again. Got letter from Helen. Bella Henderson, Forest Road, died this morning after a most painful + protracted illness1.
1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Henderson, unmarried woollen winder, died 13 August 1919, aged 57, at Forest Road, Selkirk
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]