David [Graham] came up early from Faldonside. He reported Miss Dees1 rather better but when I cycled down at 3 I did not notice much improvement. The roads were frightfully heavy + very bad at Lindean where they are laying the electric cable. It was a delightfully mild sunny day: duller in afternoon + raining at night. Dav. was at Thirlestane2. Helen went to a sewing meeting at Knowepark School3 at night. I called at Wellwood4. Got Day Book filled up for Nov.
1 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside; she had been involved in a car accident near Berrybush while travelling between the Gordon Arms and Tushielaw
2 Thirlestane was home to the Lord Napier and and his wife the Hon. Clarice Jessie Evelyn Napier née Hamilton, Lady Napier
3 Knowepark Public School, Philiphaugh, Selkirk
4 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk was home to Dr Muir’s second daughter Nancy, with her husband Jack Roberts and their children
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]