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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1892
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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Word Count363
Genrefamily, refusal of a big opportunity
TranscriptQueens Chambers
Pirie St. Adelaide
February 16th 1892

My dear Mother
Aunt Lizzy wrote to me from Launceston Tasmania, where she is at present staying with J. J. Madden. She wanted me to go over,
but that is impossible. Mrs. Mackay, the deed. J. J. Madden's sister,
wrote two or three times recently also, particularly in relation to
Mrs. J. J. Madden who is on a visit to England and intends to call on
you. The burden of her letters, and to some extent of Lizzy's, is that
Mrs. M has her eye to business always, that her visit home is partly
suggested by a desire to find out all about .the Madden family,
particularly their inclination to leave legacies etc., and that the
Gilchrists & Mrs. M played the deuce with J. J. Madden and have
designs on everybody in particular. There may be something in this,
but it is a matter of the most complete indifference to me, though, as
requested, I mention the matter to you. It looks like the development
on all sides of an affectionate and active interest In an old relative
about to make a will. But I really don't know. However, it is
possible to be courteous to a stranger, whatever may be her designs.
I always prefer to cancel experience in the case of most women, and
give them the benefit of the doubt.
I take a better subject. I send you a photo of two laughing
jackasses, taken by an amateur from my neighbour's fence.
The Northern Territory post is not yet filled, as the Ministry had
hopes of getting me. I confess I am half sorry I did not go, tropics
and isolation notwithstanding, as the position is a big one and the
work congenial. I could, however, not have saved more than £500
a year. The Territory people were very anxious that I should accept
the appointment. The Paper sent will show you what public opinion
is on the subject.
I am glad to see Joseph is getting into harness. He ought, with
his ability and steadiness, to do well in Gort. With love to all

Your affectionate Son
P. McM. Glynn