A dry coldish day + duller
not much no sunshine + in the afternoon just a little S.W. Glass high + steady. Good harvest weather. Made 7 calls + in afternoon did some book work. Heard yesterday from Pussy Stewart1 about Pike2 + wrote thanking him. He thinks there may be tuberculous mischief in the hip joint. Wrote Lady Napier3 to say that Napier4 would not be taken into a nursing home + suggesting an Inebriates Home.
1 Pussy Stewart was a medical practitioner but so far it has proved impossible to identify him
2 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), theatrical agent and husband of Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, was suffering from very poor health
3 Clarice Jessie Evelyn Napier née Hamilton (1881-1951), the Hon., Lady Napier
4 Francis Edward Basil Napier (1876-1941), 12th Lord Napier and 3rd Lord Ettrick, J.P., Captain; soldier and courtier, was making Lady Napier’s life a misery with what was thought to be satyriasis
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]