Surprisingly cold S.E. wind + falling glass [barometer]. Wind went gradually to S. + S.W. + after some drizzle at midday a Sou’ Wester developed. It was fair again at night. I motored in town + to Beechwood, Sawmill + Bowhill. Spent the afternoon over my lecture for Monday night, or address rather. Then when I got back from Bowhill I found there had been a hurried message to see Pretty1 + they had got Hiddleston who, it turned out, had been attending him! David was at Borthwick Shiels1.
1 John Pritty, burgh surveyor, was at Craigneuk, Chapel Street, Selkirk with his wife Mary Fletcher Smith and children Lucy H Pritty and Thomas W Pritty; he was from Lanarkshire [1911 Census]
2 Borthwickshiels, Roberton, Roxburghshire at grid reference NGR NT435,156 would appear to be outwith the co-partnery’s area but with a route out of Ashkirk via Esdale Law and Blawearie it is closer ‘as the crow flies’ than would otherwise seem
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]