Only a few drops of rain in forenoon, otherwise a nice day. David [Graham] returned this morning. He has put on 8lbs! We went over the causes &c. I saw a town list cycling. Bartie1 improving. Peggy Lockie2 still pretty ill. In afternoon got my fishing things sought out + was disgusted to find that moths had been at some of them. Arranged casts + got Jack’s rod. The Patons3, who have been staying at Lauriston4, came to tea. Letter from Patrick5.
1 James Bartie (c.1845-1921), chartered engineer, County Road Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector
2 Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lockie (1903-), power loom weaver, was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis
3 Isabella Clementina ‘Isa’ Paton (about 1838-1929) and Marion Agnes Paton (about 1841-1940), the sisters lived in Galashiels but were at Selkirk prior to May 1918
4 Mrs Katie Smith née Locke (c.1854-1934), widow, was at Lauriston, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll
5 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]