|Title:||McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1916|
|Collection||Patrick McMahon Glynn_Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]|
|Sender||McMahon Glynn, Patrick|
|Destination||Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland|
|Genre||travelling, work, war|
72, Victoria Street,
Westminster, London, S.W.
Sept. 4th, 1916.
My dear Mother
At the last moment I was able to change from the C.P.R. line
to the White Star, which enables me with 5 days extra stay here,
to leave on Thursday (now Friday) by the Southwell, having kept
several otherwise impossible, appointments. I had a good many
appointments legal, official, and private, here. Today, in the afternoon,
I was to leave for Burnham Beeches with the Agent General
for South Australia, to see about a dozen Australians who will be
there, but was unable to do so. To-morrow I go to Salisbury to
inspect the camp with Sir Newton Moore, who will meet me there.
Abbie also is going. There are about 120,000 Australians in the
camp, some have written to me, so it will be an occasion for a
The Zeppelin raid here passed off, for the most part un-noticed.
I think the Germans are foiled. Hitting at a height of over 12,000
feet is very difficult, but the British aviators have now the command
of the position and can pot a Zeppelin under favourable conditions.
Last Tuesday I arrived just in time for the High Commissioner's
banquet of that evening. I was asked to speak, but some of my
colleagues desired to do so, so I suggested one of them. For the
present I must say au revoir. I have a number of places to call
on before one o'clock and I hope to write to you again before
Your affectionate son,
P McM Glynn
P.S. 10 p.m. Since morning, the boat has been postponed to
Friday. John, and tonight, James McNamara called. Both look
well. My name was down for a Commission to France — really
not necessary—but my colleague, Keating, wanted to go, so I did
not press. It would have meant the P&O and Canal at the last
moment, of which Abbie has some doubts. Mrs. Shackell writes
enquiring about you and sending remembrances. I am having the
Diary typed; but as it touches others, will submit a copy to Mr.
D'Egville, Secretary, for consideration.
I am sending you a photo of the delegates, taken in the House