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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1909
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, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
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Doc. Type
Word Count217
Genrefamily, work
Transcript6 October 1909

My dear Mother
On Tuesday evening, at Henley Beach, where the family are staying for a week, though I had to put up in town — Patrick, as
usual, when in bed asked me to tell him what I used to do when a
boy. He bars anything good; but particularly asked me to tell
him any very naughty thing I did. I unfortunately had started with
tying boys to Hall doors, knocking, and running away; climbing the
crane and pulling knockers with a string, etc., so am expected to
live up to that level. As a compromise I mentioned about Paddy
Madden and the boat; and strange to say next morning came your
letter, with the Pilot, from a daughter of Paddy Madden.
We are more than half way through the session, and kept
going. The work of my office is, however, worth doing. Just on
the day of my appointment I had sold the St. Kilda Road house
and Furniture which belonged to Abbie; a piece of bad luck as we
could have lived there for a time. But one cannot tell.
Joan is getting round, and is very bright. She may be able to
dispense with crutches in a month or so. With Love to all

Your affectionate Son
P McM Glynn