Slates + footpaths wet but a fine dry day with a lot of sunshin: strongish N.W. wind. Motored to Yarrowfeus (Mrs Goodfellow died at 2 a.m.1), Dryhope – whence I walked to Dryhope-hope to see the wife of Thos. Graham the Shepherd2. She had cystitis. Then I went on to Henderland + saw Bette3. Came home in 55 mins. At 3 cycled to Bridgelands, Hospital + Ashybank. At 8.30 had to go to B’Meadows to see Inch4 who is threatened with appendicitis. They had ‘Phoned Graham5 at Shandon + he told them to ask me to go up + ‘Phone him which I did. Took Peter up Yarrow in the forenoon6.
1 Agnes Goodfellow, widow of John Goodfellow, feuar, died at 2 a.m., aged 76, at Plantain, Yarrowfeus, of “Senile Debility” certified by John S Muir M.B., C.M.; she was the daughter of Isaac Wyber, papermaker, and Christina Wyber nee Affleck [1922 Statutory registers Deaths 779/1 4]
2 Thomas Graham, shepherd and Inhabitant Occupier of a house at Dryhope Hope, Yarrow; his wife is so far unidentified [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/390, Selkirk County, page 390 of 611]
3 Dr Muir noted that he had visited Elizabeth Mitchell at Henderland on 16 August and if this reading is correct it may be a contraction of Elizabeth; she remains unidentified, though Eliza Dalgleish Mitchell (1896-1966), daughter of James Mitchell senior and Margaret Mitchell née Mitchell was at Henderland, Megget, with her family in the 1911 Census.
4 James Inch (1891-1968), retired shepherd, who died at Selkirk, is the same James Inch, shepherd, who married Lizzie Linton Coltherd at Mayshiel, Whittinghame, Haddington [East Lothian] in April 1918 (his parents married at Carluke, he was born at Walston, the male line were all the male line were all shepherds).
5 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner, described formally here so one suspects that Dr Muir wasn’t very happy with his co-partner.
6 Peter Allan, evidently a charge of Dora’s, but not (yet) identified.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]