Lovely day + in the sun quite warm. S.E. [wind]. Misty at night. I am feeling a pain probably rheumatic [illegible] somewhere about my left Ilium or hip joint. Motored to Gala + met Ernest Muir1 at 11.9. Came round by Gattonside Bridge to Faldonside. Fiff2 again has temp. over 102. After lunch Ernest + I sat + smoked in the garden + I showed him Viewfield. He left at 2.40+ he sails for India on the 1st to take up work in Leprosy + Tuberculosis for 2 years under Government. After he left I walked to Smedheugh. Nancy3 + Vera Brown4 came to tea. David was at ? + Deloraine + had to go up to Ramsaycleuch at night.
1 Not identified but very likely a relative of Dr Muir
2 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), persistently ill after a car accident; she was the daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside
3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter
4 Vera Watson Brown (1900-), daughter of William Brown, banker, and Henrietta Brown née Watson
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]