Snow lying but roads slushy except in shade where it froze. Pretty hard at night. Fine sunny day but bitterly cold W [wind]. Motored to Goslaw Green / Hillside, Nursing Home &c. + called for Lady N. [Napier1] at Mauldsheugh. Went on to Carterhaugh to see Elder the gardener2 (who used to beat Thirladean) + met Mrs Scott, widow of Lord Charles3. Went to Newark Mill + back by Dunsdale. Banked some money + then was busy marking out paid accounts which are coming in pretty well. Up to date 1919-20 is £1268.
1 Clarice Jessie Evelyn Napier née Hamilton (1881-1951), the Hon., Lady Napier
2 Thomas Elder (1855-1941), domestic gardener, was an ‘Inhabitant Occupier not rated’ at Carterhaugh [Valuation Roll 1920]
3 Assume Ada Mary Montagu Douglas Scott née Ryan (d.1943), wife of Admiral Lord Sir Charles Thomas Montagu Douglas Scott (1839-1911)
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]