13 August 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

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]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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