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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1893
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 Count273
Genrelocal economy, family
TranscriptQueens Chambers
Pirie St. Adelaide
November 21st, 1893.

My dear Mother,
By the time you receive this it will be Christmas, so I may as
well wish you all a happy one. Being singlehanded again, I am very
rushed, today especially, but have just time to notify that I am still
alive. These colonies are in very low water just now and are likely
to remain so for some years to come, unless Western Australia, whose
goldfields are now being rushed, manages to pull the big surplus of the unemployed through. Lizzie's daughters, Bertha, about 23, and
Grace, 10, were here recently with an opera company. The Dennys
(Cissey Glynn) are in very low water, old Denny being dead. I sent
her £4 recently to stave off the bailiff, but it is useless. Maryanne is
in the Benevolent Asylum. Fanny is again Novel writing for one of
the Tasmanian papers. She is a plucky woman and takes a lot of
killing. She is at present in Tasmania.
Eugene, when I saw him three weeks ago, was first-class. He is
quite at home in Kapunda now. At Christmas I think I will run over
to Melbourne to see how Lizzie is. It is a relief, from the dull
monotony of daily life, to speak for a while to those with whom one
is really intimate. I have applications from all sides to stand for the
Legislative Council next March, and have already refused three
districts. It is scarcely worth the Bother of Electioneering.
With love and best wishes for a Happy new year to you all, I am

Your affectionate son
P. McM. Glynn