Rain through the night + a misty morning but it turned out about the finest day we have had: calm sunny + warm. I cycled early to Sundhope + Black Andro. There was a moderate wind from S.W. From the 5th to the 10th milestones I took 341/2 minutes going + 211/2 coming. Read in the garden with Dora1 in the afternoon. Jack, Nancy2 + Willie Lindsay3 came to supper + Betty Turnbull4 came back when we were at it. I took Jack + Willie over Viewfield5. Went to evening service: a stranger – a missionary I think – preached, Mr Ross6 being at the Assembly7.
1 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter, latterly working as his housekeeper
2 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter
3 William Fisher ‘Willie’ Lindsay (1887-1951), of Whitehope, Yarrow
5 Viewfield was getting close to being ready to open as the new cottage hospital for Selkirk
6 The Reverend Andrew Ross (1871-1942), Church of Scotland minister
7 The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland was held at Peebles in May 1920
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]