Feeling much better + rose to breakfast. Dav. [Graham] was in early as he was going to Lilliesleaf + had to go to Edinburgh for a dinner. He motored there via Sundhope + Peebles1. I saw a town list of 17 including Ettrick + Dunsdale Mills + Hospital. Walt. Scott2, Hawthorn Cott. has a suspicion of appendicitis + Mrs Moodie3 from Black Andro, who is at Viewfield, I had to see at night. Helen [Muir] went with Jack, Nancy + Ed. George4 to Hawick Races5. Heard from Eva McClure6 that they can come on July 10.
1 Dr David Graham must have had business at Sundhope, just the Gordon Arms side of Yarrow Feus, because otherwise that is a very roundabout route to Edinburgh
2 James Moody, woodman, was at Blackandrew, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll
3 Walter Lumsden Scott, soldier, was at Hawthorn Cottage, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll
4 Assume George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Dr Muir’s grandson
5 Assume the Hawick Common Riding’s Friday Mair where, after the point at which the Cornet ceremoniously ‘Cuts the Sod’, the participants make their way to the St Leonard’s race-course for a programme of horse-racing before the company remounts and proceeds
6 Jessie Evelyn Ramsay ‘Eva’ McClure née Hotson, see diary entry for 10 June 1920
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]