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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, James P., 1880
CollectionPatrick McMahon Glynn: Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
SenderMcMahon Glynn, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmigrant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginShip Orient
DestinationGort, Co. Galway, Ireland
RecipientGlynn, James P.
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count255
Genreaccount of passage
TranscriptOrient S.S. Off Sussex
3rd Sept. 1880

My dear James
Off at last from London, having embarked yesterday, and Sailed
this Morning at 9 a.m. We Call at Plymouth for the Mails—then by
St. Vincent and the Cape to Adelaide and Melbourne. The Ship is a
Splendid Vessel, goes along very steadily, but the day has been a wet one. The Saloons are like the Coffee rooms of a Splendid hotel. We
sleep 6 in a birth, and I have got some queer cards—a melancholic
old man, a suicidal looking Scotch fellow who says he will return at
Plymouth, as he changed his mind, and a devilish nice fellow, an
Irishman, who has been travelling over the world. There are [many]
Nationalities on board, and plenty of fine girls. The grub is first class.
I have been talking to a young English barrister and his wife, who are
going to Tasmania. However, I will write more about the Vessel
from the Cape.
I delivered a lecture to the Cogers on Tuesday, and was
splendidly Received. They gave me a great far[e]well address
afterwards. I have brought out the placard announcing it, as a sort of
Remember me to O'Leary and the others, and now I must say
good bye again, as I am near dead writing. You will hear from me
soon about everything, prospects in your Une etc. Damm that Kid!
I will write from the Cape.

Good bye to all

Your affectionate brother
P. McM. Glynn

J. P. Glynn Esq.