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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1875
CollectionPatrick McMahon Glynn: Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
SenderMcMahon Glynn, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationstudent
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDublin, Ireland
DestinationGort, Co. Galway, Ireland
RecipientGlynn, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
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Transcript19 Middle Gardiner St., Dublin.
5th July 1875.
My dear Mama,
I sent down a short memorial by Saturday's post to my father
and suppose it reached [him] all right.
I saw the result of an examination I went in for a short time
ago, in the College today, in which I got a good place, though if the
examination was what it ought to have been I think I would have got
the prize. The whole examination was on one only of the six books
prescribed, which was the one no one except a few that wanted it for another examination looked at, as the time for reading was too short,
and I am sure the prize men knew as much about the rest of the books
as a pig about a milestone. Some fellows were recommending me to
go through College and take out the B.A. degree, as until I have that
I can't, though able, take out the LL.D. degree, which of course I
would like to do only for the expense which is £16 a year. The
College course takes 4 years, but with good work it can be done in 2
years & 8 months, but the entire fees should be paid and the
preliminary in College does for the King's Inns. If I were to do this,
I should go home to Gleeson at once to prepare for October.
I hope you will have a fine day tomorrow for the races, which
promise to be very good. I know you were all sorry for the defeat of
the Irish, which was principally owing to some of them having drunk
too much at the College banquet the previous night, at which the
Americans took nothing. With love to all.
Your affect. son,
Patk. McM. Glynn