A dull day with strongish S.W. wind: dust flying in the town. Some pretty heavy rain in afternoon. Flower show going on. Nancy1 again selling flowers in Market Place. Except Faldonside I had almost nothing to do. Helped Dav. at Viewfield when he removed adenoids from his sister Isa2 + curretted a woman Keddie3 who used to be at Lindean Mill. Had a surprise visit from Frank Muir4 with a relative Sir Philip Armitage5. Their motor had broken down at Hexham + they came on here by rail en route for Tibbie’s6. They had tea + then left in a hire.
1 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter
2 Isobel Anderson ‘Isa’ Graham, later Coffey (c.1896-1947), sister of Dr David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham
3 Not identified
4 Francis ‘Frank’ Muir (1877-1972), electrical engineer, married Dorothy Armitage, September Quarter 1909, at Bucklow Registration District [Lancashire / Cheshire] 8a 427
5 The Editor assumes that this refers to Philip Melland Armitage (1881-1927) a cousin of Frank Muir’s wife Dorothy Armitage (1873-1943) their fathers being brothers; there appears to be no evidence that he was knighted
6 Presumably Tibbie Shiels, Yarrow
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]