Lovely morning + forenoon, calm + warm but cloudy + colder afternoon. No rain [wind] S.W. Message to Mrs Steel, Philiphaugh. Sam, who has been stranded in Sutherland, comes back today1. Cycled there + back by Home. Paid some accounts + after lunch began accounts + finished [the letter] B. Tina1 + Jean [Muir] left this morning by a train at 10 + hoped to get to Hamilton some time today.
From “Magic Cave” a chicken
1 The Hon. Vere Mabel Strang Steel (1889-1964) and Samuel Strang Steel (1882-1961), 1st Baronet, J.P. and Lord-Lieutenant of Selkirk
2 Presumably the Christine (or Christina) Patrick referred to in Dr Muir’s diary entry for 20th and 25th September 1919 (she is otherwise unidentified)
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]