Not so warm today but very pleasant. Note to see Marion Paton1. Andrew Brown2 sinking. Saw a few cases walking + after lunch cycled to Gala. Nothing serious3. Went on to Buckholm + took the road to Langshaw: then on by Mosshouses to Clackmae4 + home via Leaderfoot. Most lovely ride + the scenery perfect. Dora5 spent the day with the Smiths6.
1 Marion Agnes Paton (about 1841-1940), formerly of Selkirk but latterly living at Galashiels
2 Andrew Brown (about 1840-1921), hosiery manufacturer and widower of Wilhelmina Mackay, of Dunreay, Tower Street, Selkirk
3 Dr Muir is here referring to Marion Paton, see footnote 1
4 Langshaw, grid reference NGR NT515,396, Mosshouses, NT532,396 and Clackmae (near Earlston), NT560,393, after which Dr Muir will presumably have cycled to Leaderfoot down the west side of Leader Water
5 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter
6 Assume the Smith family at Lauriston, Selkirk, home of Katie Smith née Locke (about 1854-1934), widow of Thomas Smith, tweed manufacturer, and whichever of her (adult) children were living there at this time
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]