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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Robert, 1896
CollectionPatrick McMahon Glynn: Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
SenderMcMahon Glynn, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAdelaide, South Australia, Australia
DestinationGort, Co. Galway, Ireland
RecipientGlynn, Robert
Recipient Gendermale
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Word Count339
Genrelaw practice, bachelorhood, advice on emigration
TranscriptQueens Chambers
Pirie St. Adelaide
March 8th '96

My dear Robert
Let me congratulate you on your having finished for the profession
that is devoted to finishing. On the whole, I think, it is better
than law—with its eternal pawing over dry papers & comparisons of
judicial over refinings. I make a decent living true—but have to
work for it—my clerks,—or fifty per cent of them, help me to spend
it, with the help of cause of eternal borrowings. I wish you could
send me out a wife, if I am not too old now to take—or rather
affect—one. My mind, at all events, is always young—and perhaps,
as our grandmother proved the leaning towards longevity; I may
still do some little justice to the family desire to do keep up posterity. The devil of it is—a fellow generally likes, or imagines he
likes, the wrong girl. Romances, especially Holy ones, are at a large
premium here; and, on the principle of opposites, I ought to have a
very holy one. My misfortune is to fall in love with most of the
young girls I know—for a time; and as I don't believe in favoritism,
hesitate to propose for any. I am not presumptuous enough, however,
to be cocksure of the affirmative.
As to yourself—though fortunes are not to be made here now, I
think there is much more scope for a medical man than at home.
Western Australia is booming quietly now, and, barring typhoid, the
climate is healthy & hot. Eugene, at all events, has done better by
leaving home. New Zealand is not, I think, an Eldorado. There is
always a fair living for a doctor here—and occasional openings for a
good one.
The Elections will be on again in a week or two—but I am sick
of politics, not having enough leisure and really loving a little, of
which I never get, peace. With love to all

Your affectionate Brother
P. McM. Glynn