Heavy hoar frost almost like snow which soon disappeared. The wind was S.W. + it was hardly so cold. It rained gently from about 2 o’clock. I walked before church to Kirkwynd, Dunsdale + Backfeus. Went to morning service + after saw 2 [patients]. Had to [go] over to Home after lunch to “do” Peter1. Nancy2 + Helen3 motored to Moffat to see Tim4.
1 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.
2 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter.
3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper.
4 George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Dr Muir’s grandson, later a mill owner, was at school at Moffat.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]