There was a most extraordinary + sudden rise of temperature today. On going into the open air it was like stepping into a hot house. The wind was W. Not feeling the change I had put on my winter flannels + felt them far too much. David [Graham] + I signed our first balance sheet + shook hands over a most successful first year. At present there is very little work, a lot of people are paying accounts. I walked up to Heathpark, down to Heatherlie + Ettrick Mill + looked in at Wellwood. Dav. [David] attended Mrs Lang, Buccleuch Road + was up at Fauldshope. No snow visible on Foulshiels.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]