Not a cold day today but blowy from W. Dora [Muir] left at 5.51 for Edinburgh to assist Jean [Muir] at her tea room for a while. I had to hire from Bryson1 as D. [David Graham] was using the car. Walked to Curror Street, Tweed + Linglie Mills + Hospital. Banked £220. Saw A Riddell2 from Lilliesleaf, our first patient at Viewfield3. Pulled a lot tulips + Endymion4 for Dora to take to Jean. Wrote Mrs McGill, Springholm5 + Swift Co6. 2nd postage began today. Did 40 Vaccinations. Total now over £200.
1 Bryson, later Croall Bryson, a Selkirk motor garage and vehicle hire
2 Assume Andrew Riddell, draper, of Lilliesleaf
3 Viewfield, now the Andrew Lang Unit, had been acquired in 1920 by the Muir & Graham co-partnery as a surgery and cottage hospital; its previous tenant had been Alexina Margaret Buist (1853-1936)
4 Endymion, the English bluebell or wild Hyacinth – Hyacinthaceae – sometimes named Endymion non-scriptus – though the naming is agreed to be confusing
5 Janet MacGilvray, tenant occupier at Crocketford Special Water District, Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbrightshire [1920 Valuation Roll] seems to be the only possible match
6 Swift Motor Co., whose motor Dr Muir has had problems with going back several years
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]