Frost less keen this morning + by evening a quiet thaw set in + I was able to stop the awful consumption of gas in stoves + radiators. Saw a doz. town cases + assisted Dav. [Graham] at removal of tonsils which was not a success. Bella1 still in bed + poor Mousey2 very busy. I assisted her by mopping the stairs! Ordered some cigarettes for Jack + David3.
1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-?1952), Dr Muir’s housekeeper
2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter
3 Jack Roberts junior, Dr Muir’s son-in-law and David Graham, Dr Muir’s co-partner
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]