More snow again + more than yesterday with a clearer colder looking sky at sun rise. Pretty hard frost. Saw 11 town cases including Mrs Johnstone, Glebe, Rectory + Tait’s Hill. Got to accounts at 1 + stuck closely at them till ? ? David was at Harewoodglen seeing W. Lang + did Scaurneuk for me. The Durnfords1 arrived at Elmpark also Lady Belhaven2 + her daughter Lady Hemphill3 + Lady Napier4 came to Mauldsheugh.
1 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976) and her husband Major Norman Stanley M Durnford (1889-1965)
2 Georgina Hamilton née Watson (1856-1940), the Hon., Lady Belhaven and Stenton
3 May Clarke Mary Nisbet Hemphill née Hamilton (1879-1970), the Hon., Lady Hemphill; daughter of Lady Belhaven (above), sister of Lady Napier (below) and cousin of Agnes Watson Durnford (above)
4 Clarice Jessie Evelyn Napier née Hamilton (1881-1951), the Hon., Lady Napier
[As noted in Dr Muir’s diary entry for 10th January there was clearly a reunion underway of the ‘Watsons’ – all of the individuals footnoted above and also Agnes Maude Ethel Stowe née Simpson (1878-) from 10 January 1920 were the daughters or granddaughters of Sir John Watson (1819-1898), 1st Bt. of Earnock and Neilsland, Scottish coal owner and his first wife Agnes Simpson]
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]