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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1900
CollectionPatrick McMahon Glynn_Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
SenderMcMahon Glynn, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
DestinationGort, Co. Galway, Ireland
RecipientGlynn, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count307
Genrefamily, politics
TranscriptInsurance Chambers,
96 King William Street,
14 March 1900

My dear Mother
The weather today reminds me of the West of Ireland, for the
rain, an unusual visitant here, is falling steadily, such a rain as
slightly colors the River and used to suggest a change from flies to the
worm. Of course, fishing is, in the home sense, non-existent here.
There are no S.A. Rivers in the Real Sense, and the Murray, wide as
it is, except for the last few hundred miles of its course, shallow or
flowing over its flats, and always sluggish. We have really no subsidiary
As to news, there is none now outside the War Spirit. Patriotism
is effusive here, and I managed by tact to prevent my countrymen
from unnecessarily arousing unhealthy antipathy. Abbie is still in
Melbourne with the Baby, and will Remain until after Easter. I
may leave to go to Sydney to represent the S.A. Irish at the unveiling
of a 98 memorial. I don't want to, but one has to accept the honors
or Penalties of Position. I have been again asked to lead the opposition, but conditionally on not going into Federal Politics. However, I have been so long associated with Federation that I must stand for the Federal Parliament.
I am the constitutional adviser (gratuitous) of the Western
Australian separatists, and, though associated with Kingston &
Symon, the real draftsman of their Petition to the Queen. Do you
know that it was on the cards that I might have been appointed one
of the 5 Australian delegates to the Imperial Parliament in connection
with the Commonwealth Bill? Had Kingston, the President, not
been able to go, I would probably have been nominated by the South
Australian Ministry.
With Love to all, & hoping you are well

Your affectionate Son
P. McM. Glynn