Still cold + N.W. wind but dry. Baptie got back at 12 last night after a very wet + dark journey1. I cycled via Castle Street + Haining [to] Ettrick School. Turned aside to call at Cacrabank but met Mrs Wood on the road. Mrs Russell rather better. Called at P.O. [Post Office] + got message to see Captain Scott’s baby at Bowhill. Cycled about 39 miles. Was very ready for tea when I got back at 3. Met Jack + Nancy riding at Bowhill2.
From Magic Cave a cold duck + pears.
1 Thomas Baptie, Dr Muir’s driver, had to go to Skipton, Yorkshire to retrieve Dr Graham’s broken-down car
2 Dr Muir’s daughter Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and son-in-law John Roberts junior
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]