Another posting in the occasional series of 1913 diary entries
I’d not get to bed till nearly 2.30 this morning with making out mileages. S.W. Gale + very wet in afternoon. Fresh. Alexr Beattie1 came in at 10 with a cut hand so that I did not get out till 11. Motored to Rectory, Curror Street, Pinegrove, Dunsdale, + Buccleuch Road + then came home to let Baptie2 get his dinner. At 1.30 motored to Warrior’s Rest, Broadmeadows, Bluecairn3 + Ettrickbridgend. Have now got 899 applications4.
1 Alexander Beattie, grocer, was Tenant Occupier of a house at 2 Hill Street, Selkirk, 1921 Valuation Roll [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/144, Selkirk Burgh, page 144 of 644]
2 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir
3 Presumably to visit Robert Johnstone, carpenter, occupier of a house at Bluecairn, Selkirk, 1913 Valuation Roll [Valuation Rolls, VR011700008-/532, Selkirk County, page 532 of 617], see also diary entries for 4th, 7th, 15th, 17th, 18th and 21st February 1913
4 Dr Muir is referring to applications for health benefits (in particular free access to a panel doctor) under the National Insurance Act 1911
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/16, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1913]