Another day without rain + some sunshine: cool. Guy1 + Frank2 left this morning + motored to Faldonside. Guy will go home by rail from Melrose + Frank goes to his friend Craw3 at Foulden. I cycled to Yarrow Terrace, Buccleuch Road, … +c (where I took 5 more swabs4) + Hospital. Had an idle afternoon. Put the books back in the smoke room book case. Signed + sent out a lot of circulars about the meeting at Hospital next week. Called at Elmpark5 after dinner. Agnes + Norman Durnford6 there.
1 The Reverend Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother
2 Francis ‘Frank’ Muir (1877-1972), electrical engineer, Guy’s son and thus Dr Muir’s nephew
3 James Hewat Craw (1880-1933), farmer at West Foulden, Berwickshire; for more biographical information see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 12 September 1921
4 Dr Muir is continuing to take swabs (as tests) for the nasty outbreak of Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever at Selkirk in the summer of 1921
5 Elm Park, Selkirk, home of Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946)
6 Agnes Watson Durnford nee Harper (1888-1976), Mrs Mackintosh’s daughter,, and her husband Norman Stanley Maton Durnford (1889-1965), Major, Army Service Corps, later a businessman of Stoke Bishop, Bristol
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]