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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1910
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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Transcript20 January 1910

My dear Mother
I have just come to Adelaide on a special train with Lord
Kitchener, who is out here to advise on defence and is on his way
to Western Australia. He looks Reserved, but in private conversation
at Breakfast on the train I found him interesting and interested,
free in discussion, and clear in his apprehension of non-military
matters. Joan and her mother attended the Reception at the Town
Hall, and she is now in my office waiting for the return of her
shopping mother. The Melbourne specialist says Joan is quite
Recovered though still stiff.
I am still here only at week-ends, and must help to stump
New South Wales and Tasmania for our party at the coming Elections.
What a fickle people the English are? They never seem to stick
long to any party or opinion, and in their hearts love the Lords.
But the Representation is generally more changed than the total
votes for each party. The last Liberal majority was not true.
Among the numerous applicants for influence, interviews, etc.,
the last is named "Quinn from Kinvara." But he is a public servant
anxious to obtain his furlough to visit the old country. Once
or twice I was asked whether Father Considine is still living.
Hoping you are well, and with Love to all, I am

Your affectionate son
P McM Glynn