Quite a change to a clear sunny day + a more seasonable temperature. N.W. To W. [wind]. Helen1 went to Edin[burgh] at 8.11 to spend a couple of days with Mrs Mack2 at Mrs Simpson’s3. I had a small town list but was twice at Shawpark where I opened a suppurating cyst at the back of Boylan’s4 ear. Did some clerical work in afternoon.
1 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper
2 Agnes Mackintosh, née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk
3 Margaret ‘Maggie’ Simpson née Watson (1857-1939), sister of Mrs Agnes Mackintosh née Watson of Elm Park, Selkirk
4 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, acquaintance of Dr Muir, sometime of Shawpark and Shawmount, Selkirk
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]