Wind NE. Heavy blasts of rain all day but calm at night. A few flakes of snow. Hill tops white in morning but show disappeared. Called for Mrs Brown, Elmpark who leaves tomorrow for Velore1. She has improved with the Pot. + Iod. Nit. powder. Motored to Bowhill, Mrs Ordish2 improving. Saw Simpson. The family are coming next week. Lord Henry3 rung me up about [illegible]. Was in house all afternoon. Sent Burberrys to Turnbull’s to be cleaned.
1 Assume Mrs Henrietta Brown née Watson (1862-1944), daughter of Sir John Watson, baronet, and Agnes Watson née Simpson and wife of William Brown, banker; she died at Vellore, Maddiston, Stirlingshire
2 Hannah Ordish (about 1845-1920), housekeeper at Bowhill
3 Assume Colonel Lord Henry Francis Montagu Douglas Scott (1868-1945)
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]