Note above entry: Just when starting for Innerleithen on Friday I got a letter from Fanny McKenzie telling of Jessie Miller’s death the previous day1.
Sun rose behind Byethorn in a cloudless sky at 8 + by 8.30 the sky was clouded + it rained. All day there were blasts of rain with bright intervals. It was not so mild as yesterday. I motored to Wellwood, [the] Firs + Newarkburn + dressed Frances Oliver’s knee at the Home. Dav. was at Ramsaycleuch + Craighill + at night had to go to bed early with a cold. I was busy working up some remarks for the toast of the local industry which I am to propose tomorrow night.
1 Jessie Logan Miller, wife of Edward Caird Miller, ironfounder, died 19 March 1920 at Rediton, Prestwick, aged 59; she was the daughter of the Reverend James Rennie and Catherine Stewart Rennie née Muir – Dr Muir’s aunt – he heard the news via Jessie’s sister Frances Ord ‘Fanny’ MacKenzie of Headley Mount, Hampshire
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]