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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1890
CollectionPatrick McMahon Glynn: Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
SenderMcMahon Glynn, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationlawyer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
DestinationGort, Co. Galway, Ireland
RecipientGlynn, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
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Genrefinding work for his brother, family
TranscriptPirie St. Adelaide
January 20th 1890.

My dear Mother
Eugene has mentioned all about his arrival. He has decided to
go into partnership with, or rather to begin as an assistant to, Dr.
Hamilton of Kapunda, where my name is still some guarantee and
his own steadiness will be a help. There are some openings here, but
capital is required at first. It is better for him to pull on with
Hamilton, an able man of experience and intimate friend of mine, for
some time. He can either then take a partnership, or set up for
himself. In Adelaide at first the established opposition of two rather
pushing Catholic Doctors would be against him—and expenses are
heavy. I have just written a paragraph for the Catholic paper introducing
him to the public.
For a few days I went to Victoria to see whether a better
opening existed there. The Colony is richer, but to set up for himself would require Caste. Nine tenths of the Doctors—here and
elsewhere—are humbugs, all splash, and small knowledge, but the
public take some time to discriminate. At Geelong, where my
articled clerk's Mother lives, he would get on, but it would be only
in time. If he cared to rough life half as much as I have done, I
would, though not strongly, suggest his going there. The place is
pretty, 30,000 in population, solid. But he will be on his legs in
Old Denny, 81, is breaking up. He is Cissey Glynn's—otherwise
Tyrrell's—husband. Fanny is as impetuous & good natured as ever
—Lizzy at Fitzroy taking the world coolly and with her daughter
Eva at Work in the country, Bertha in town at work, Tom at Broken
Hill, and the others hanging about—Alf, I believe is in work, and
Mr. O'Farrell either in gaol or drunk. There is another political
vacancy here but I mink I will let it slip. I refused to stand for the
Upper House. If some one with £20,000 & a sympathetic disposition
took me up, I would probably take myself off. With love, in

Your affectionate Son
P. McM. Glynn

By the way I must thank Johnny for the presents. Unfortunately I
have not smoked a pipe for 5 years, & scarcely 5 months anything
else. I am a 71/4 years teetotaller.