Slates wet this morning but there was no rain all day and in the afternoon the sun came out as it has not done for several days. ESE + mild … all night. Walked to Wellwood1 + Hospital where I took 6 swabs + sent them away2. Got the records finished at last + up to date. Got call from Shankland3 who knocked over the cyclist4 at Fairnilee. The latter’s temp. was up to 100.4 tonight.
1 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace was the home of the Robert’s family
2 Selkirk was suffering a nasty outbreak of Diphtheria And Scarlet Fever and Dr Muir is taking swabs for testing
3 Wilfred Lees had been hit and injured by a car, driven by Mrs Shankland, at Fairnilea on 11 August 1921, he is unidentified
4 Assume Emma Seely Shankland née Berryman (about 1873-1959), see diary entry for 11 August 1921
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]