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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1891
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
TranscriptQueens Chambers
Pine St. Adelaide
February 17th 1891

My dear Mother
Just a line or two to allay any uneasiness re Eugene. He is
going to Kapunda to join Dr. Hamilton, one of my most intimate
friends, as an assistant. Hamilton has the practice there for years,
but has usually an assistant who stays a time and being under
obligation not to practice has to set up elsewhere should he wish to
leave Hamilton. Now I have over and over again told Eugene not to
enter into any arrangement of this sort. If Hamilton likes he can
have his assistance for a year and Eugene Hamilton's experience, but
whether Eugene stays in a partnership with Hamilton afterwards, or
sets up for himself, must be at his own free will. The other
assistants were brought out by H.—Eugene can set up by himself
tomorrow and do well. He can make money of my name, which
never was very profitable to myself except in reputation. So if H.
does not like the terms, Eugene can set up for himself. I can help
him at his bankers and the rest remains for him. I think he will do this though it took some talk to impress it on him, as he has some
antiquated notions about professional etiquette, which really has no
obligation in the case.
He seems honest in his profession at all events—not likely to
kill patients through pretending to know where the best are ignorant.
I think he will be popular among the masses. At present he is
assisting a Dr. who is laid up—he felt inclined to shirk it when I
asked him as it looks too like overwork after coming from another
place, but I impressed the necessity of activity here if one wants to
keep ahead. He seems [to be] getting on famously now.
I have refused to stand for the Legislative Assembly on a
vacancy and will probably do the same for the Legislative Council
the elections for which are coming on. By the way, better send any
papers to me to this address, and see that they are not against
regulations as mere is generally a fine for something or another. I
have scarcely time to do more than look at them and pass them on
to die natives. With love to all, in haste

Your affectionate Son
P. McM. Glynn