Kept the house all day as my cold was worse. Sat mostly in the Smoke room. There were several messages that David [Graham] did, including one to Lady Napier which however I managed to defer till tomorrow. Little Tommy Beattie was removed to the House + we operated on him at 7.30. On leaving the house I had to see Maggie Little + found [?] her very low. Didn’t get dinner till 9 o’clock.
1 Margaret Little, milliner, single (retired), died 30 November 1919, aged 76, at 18 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, death certified by “John S Muir M.B. etc”; she was the daughter of James Little, cabinetmaker, and Jane Little née Kennedy
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]