Fresh again + wonderfully mild, a little drizzle in forenoon: raining at night. Had a pretty good night but intended staying in my room today when a ‘Phone message came to Sundhope1 so I motored there. It was to see Dorothy2, nothing much wrong. Was in the house all afternoon + didn’t go to church. Finished all David’s3 Summary cards4 as far as his infernal penmanship would permit.
1 Sundhope, Yarrow, grid reference NGR NT335,252.
2 There is nobody named Dorothy at or near Sundhope in the 1921 Census and no births of a child of that name in Yarrow or Selkirk 1921 to 1923. However, the Barrie family at Sundhope had a daughter Christina Dorothy Barrie (1904-1994) who was there with her family in the 1921 Census [birth: Barrie, Christina Dorothy, 1904 779 / 1 / 1 Yarrow].
3 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.
4 The summary cards were part of the Muir and Graham medical practice’s relatively new record-keeping system.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]