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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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Genrefamily, decease, politics
Transcript44 Molesworth St.
North Adelaide
16 May 1900

My dear Mother
Eugene was down for a couple of nights—from Saturday to
Monday—and now seems to be settled again with his assistan[t]ship.
Tomorrow I have a case or two in Robert's District, Riverton, so will
see him. Abbie and the Kid are well-the youngster appears to be
developing all Right & except for a slight cold, has had no ailments.
I was in Sydney at Easter as a delegate re 98 Celebrations—not really
by real desire, but to avoid offence to good natured enthusiasts. I
there saw Fanny Glynn. She has a tip-top Boarding House in a
lovely Harbor Situation, and works like a Brick! I saw Cecilia,
Robert's daughter, and her two daughters, very pretty children. Her
husband has deserted her, but she lives by teaching music.
So Genge Gough is dead. I saw it in the English & Irish Papers.
My blessed countrymen here insisted on importing into a telegram
to the Lord Mayor of Dublin welcoming the Queen, a Reference
to Home Rule. I told them it was bad taste & useless, but they
insisted. However, in a changed form I sent it to the Lord Mayor instead of the Queen & am glad he appears to have ignored it. I am
afraid that the temper of Part of the Irish Press, and the bad taste, to
put it mildly, of leading Irish Politicians are the greatest obstacles to
Parliamentary Autonomy.
I hope you are all well. How is Elizabeth getting on with her
large contingent? My Eyes are not yet Right—but it is only the lids.
Rest is impossible—my Partner, who recently came in for £40,000
or so, & took a wife, is next to useless, so I think I will assign him to
his domesticities.
I trust you are yourself first class. I got all the newspapers as
usual that you send. With love

Your affectionate Son
P. McM. Glynn