Raining up till 11 + then steady on from 3.30. Wind round to E. at night which accounts for the glass keeping up. Now that Dav.1 is back I am having little to do. Saw 6 cases + passed young persons at Ettrick + Forest Mills2. Made out some accounts in the afternoon. Peter3, all alone, cycled to Yarrowford + back by Dunsdale.
1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.
2 It is not clear what was being “passed” but Dr Muir evidently had a role in factory health and safety; his diary records six or seven visits to Forest Mill in 1921-22.
3 Peter Allan [sic], evidently a charge of Dora’s, is Peter Muir Spurgeon Allen (1914-2005), who was at Thorncroft, Selkirk, aged 7, in the 1921 Census [taken 19 June 1921], born 4 June 1914, Chorlton [Lancashire], the son of the Reverend Willoughby Charles Allen and Catherine Ellen Allen née Green; a head teacher (retired), he died 16 February 2005 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, usual residence Hope Cottage, Stenton, Dunbar, East Lothian.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]