29 December 1918 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A disagreeable day of sleet rain & fog. Saw Murdoch first thing & then motored to Synton Mill (calling for Mrs Leitch). The road by Greenhill is worse than ever & is more like a rough farm road than a public highway. Opened a gum boil [?] for Walter Grieve. Came back by Backrow. Then I saw town cases & went up to Thirladean (where DC [Alexander*] was almost rude to me) & Ravensheugh. Had to see Murdoch again & use a catheter. Had a fine quiet afternoon at the Daybook & supped at Wellwood**.
* David Carnegie Alexander aka ‘Carnegie Alexander’ or ‘D.C.A.’ (1856-1928); solicitor
** Wellwood was the home of Dr Muir’s daughter, Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir; her husband John Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk and their children Andrina Barbara ‘Barbara’ Henderson Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950); woollen manufacturer and Stewart Muir Roberts (1908-2003); Colonel, OBE, DL; businessman and local government politician