Change to fresh again + rain all forenoon. The slush was awful + I had to change my stockings + shoes twice. At night there were signs of frost again. I had a town list of 23 representing some 45 patients. I walked it all, first Tower Street, Backrow, Forest Road, Muthag Street, Dunsdale, Hospital + Mavisbank: then to Lauriston (chiefly to gas about Jim1) + finally to Croft Terrace, Tait’s Hill + Hill Street. Palfrey2 was here twice to have his bladder emptied.
1 It is still not evident who Jim was at (or connected with) Lauriston; the 1921 Census returns may make it clearer in due course
2 Charles Alexander Palfrey (1852-1923), woollen dyer, sometime of Broomfield, Selkirk; the son of Thomas Palfrey and Isabella ‘Ella’ Harrower, born 1852, Alva, Clackmannanshire [18/06/1852, 470/30 157, Alva]
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]