A day of constant rain till between 5 + 6. Was in the house all day except to walk to the P.O. before lunch + up to Gatesgarth1 before dinner. Wrote Dav. [Graham], Lennies [?], Mary, Agnes Lagan2 , Patrick3, [and] Helen4. A lot of people left the hotel including Mrs Copland5 [sic] + Miss Foster from Carlisle + the Longges + Mrs Wilson from Birmingham. After dinner Mr Cook of Cockermouth made an appeal for the Cumberland Infirmary6 + asked me to say something. £3 1 6 was contributed.
1 Gatesgarth is the Farm at the south west end of Buttermere at the bottom of Honister Pass and below Fleetwith Pike
3 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902
4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper
5 Susanna Copeland née Foster, widow of the Reverend William Broadbent Copeland (c.1839-1904), M.A., vicar of St James Buttermere Parish 1898-1902 [Sources: his death, Mar 1904, Copeland, William, Whitehaven Registration District 10b 482 and marriage Sep 1862, Copeland, William Broadbent and Foster, Susanna, Islington 1b 473]
6 The Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]