Still wet but not so bad as yesterday.
Fair today but misty + damp. Made 14 town calls + motored to Newtown for a meeting of the Branch1 at which Dr Easson2 gave a very interesting lecture on Goitre3. I didn’t stay to tea as Alexr Roberts4 had asked me to dinner at the Forest Club5. However in David’s6 absence at Williamhope7 I had to go to Howford Cottage to see Mrs Tait8 + missed the dinner. Jock9 went back to school + so Wellwood10 is empty.
1 The local meeting of the Edinburgh Branch of the British Medical Association
2 John Eason (1874-1964), M.B., C.M., M.D., F.R.C.P. Edin. was a specialist in goitre at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
3 Goitre is swelling of the thyroid gland
4 Assume Alexander Thomas ‘Alec’ Roberts (1885-1972), son of Thomas James Scougal ‘Tom’ Roberts and Hyndmer Rutherford Roberts née Crawford
5 This dinner of the Forest Club, held 4 October 1921 at Selkirk, is recorded in the minutes of that club held at the Heritage Hub; those present were C H [Charles Henry] Scott Plummer, John Scott, C W [Charles Walter] Dunlop, A S Pringle Pattison, S [Samuel] Strang Steel, A J [Alexander Thomas ‘Alec’] Roberts, Walter Dunlop jun., William Younger, J B [? James Bruce] Jardine, D M [Douglas Monro] Ramsay, N S [Norman Smith] Pringle Pattison, Wm C [? William Claxton] Dundas and apologies from Major Forbes Gordon but no mention of Dr Muir presumably reflecting his absence at short notice [The Forest Club, minutes 1874-1956, Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/584/4]
6 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner
7 Williamhope, Caddonfoot
8 Assume Agnes Tait née Doherty, wife of Robert Tait, ploughman, who had a daughter Helen, 10 January 1921, at Howford Cottage, Kirkhope [birth 776/ 2 Kirkhope]
9 John ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), one of Dr Muir’s grandsons
10 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk was the home of the Roberts family comprising Dr Muir’s daughter Nancy, her husband John and their children
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]