David at Dryhope at a confinement last night. I half thought of taking a run to Peebles as I was going the length of Caddonfoot to see Mrs Stenhouse1 but I was too late getting away + stopped this side of Thorneylee2. Saw there in the haugh a motor plough working. Got back to tea at 3. Nancy took Dora3, Mrs Mackintosh4 + Mrs Milne5 to Innerleithen while she went on to Peebles. It was not so cold today. The wind at first W. went back to N.W. It was sunny all day + no rain to speak of.
1 Thomas Stenhouse, coachman, was “Inhabitant Occupier not rated” at Allanlea Lodge, Caddonfoot, 1920 Valuation Roll, his wife was Christina and they had been there since at least 1911 [Census]
2 Thornielee, between the Nest and Holylee at grid reference NGR NT412,363
3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), two of Dr Muir’s daughters
4 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk
5 Mary Lee Davis Milne née Bowden (c.1873-1948), sometime cook with Scottish Women’s Hospitals, living at Bridgeheugh, Selkirk
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]