A powdering of snow on the ground + some fine snow falling. Bright during the day but the snow never melted in shade. Some showers of snow in afternoon. Bitterly cold again N.E. Motored to Peelburnfoot, Faldonside Stables + Upper F. to see Katie1 the maid who has had a lot of varicose veins removed by Pussy Stewart2. Was in house all afternoon reading up the Hospital question.
1 Katie has not been identified though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year
2 William James ‘Pussy’ Stuart (1873-1959), C.B.E., M.B., F.R.C.S.Ed., medical practitioner, consultant surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and sometime president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Born 17 December 1873, at 7 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh (but not registered until 6 March 1874), the son of the Reverend Doctor John Stuart, Minister of St Andrew’s Parish, Edinburgh, and Jessie Stuart née Duncan, married 14 May 1867 at Edinburgh. Sources: the British Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 5122, 1959, pp. 652–652. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25386853. Accessed 31 Oct. 2022.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]