A rather nice day + warmer than it has been since Saturday.
I Willie [?] Linton1 came down about his father2 + I went up early to find he has haematemesis3 again. Saw him at night when it was going on + he was very weak. Cycled there in forenoon + returned by Philiphaugh + Ashybank all the trees on the right side of the river below Colin’s Bridge are now cut down. Drew £120 from M. & G.4 Letter from Jean5. Dora6 + Peter7 went up to Oakwood with me in the evening. Mrs Leslie8 has got the [illegible]. Bessie Nichol9, Oakhurst has sub-acute rheum.
1 If the reading of the text is correct then the Editor assumes this is William Thomson Linton (1879–1961), born Glenrath, Manor, Peeblesshire
2 Simon Linton (1836–1921), farmer, of Manor, Peeblesshire and latterly of Oakwood, Selkirk
3 A helpful reader has suggested that the Editor’s reading is incorrect and that Mr Linton was in fact suffering from haematemesis – vomiting blood
4 M. & G. was the Muir & Graham medical co-partnership signed in 1920
5 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter
6 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter
7 Peter Allan is not (yet) identified
8 Lizzie Davidson Leslie née Douglas (1887-1941), wife of Robert Vair Leslie, warehouseman and tenant at 22 Forest Road, Selkirk; they had married 1912 at Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/171, Selkirk Burgh, page 171 of 644; birth 1887, 778/ 73, Selkirk; marriage 1912, 778/ 28, Selkirk]
9 Elizabeth Dodds ‘Bessie’ Nichol née Elliot (1875-????), of Oakhurst, Viewfield Park, Selkirk, wife of John S Nichol, mill manager [Elliot, Elizabeth Dodds, 1902, 803/ 2, Roxburgh]
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]