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Title: McMahon Glynn, Patrick to Glynn, Ellen, 1916
CollectionPatrick McMahon Glynn: Letters to his family (1874-1927) [Gerald Glynn O'Collins]
SenderMcMahon Glynn, Patrick
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationpolitician
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBirmingham, England
DestinationGort, Co. Galway, Ireland
RecipientGlynn, Ellen
Recipient Genderfemale
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Word Count273
Genrework, travelling by plane
TranscriptQueens Hotel, Birmingham
9 July 1916, 11 p.m.

My dear Mother
Your letter of the 6th July reached me yesterday. I wrote to Dympna and enclosed it to her. Today I left for here; and will
return to London on Thursday and leave for France next day, for
Paris and the front. This week was a busy one; many addresses
by ministers, dinners, luncheons etc.
I was the principal, or first, speaker at the Lord Mayor's
Banquet on Thursday at the Mansion House, London. I was
between the Lord Mayor, on the left, and the Marquis of Lincolnshire,
who was Earl Carrington as Governor of New South Wales
1885-90. Judging by the many references to the speech, it seemed
to have hit the audience. The night before I spoke at the Banquet
given by the High Commissioner. Yesterday we were at Aldershot
and Farnborough going through the camp and trench warfare in
At Farnborough I went up for the first time, in a monoplane;
80 miles an hour to 1500 feet. The seat, right in front was small
for two; my companion a fifteen or sixteen stone delegate; but like
myself, he kept his nerve when we turned sideways, so I did my
seat. A few minutes afterwards the machine—presented by the
Malay States—flew to France.
At the Mansion House, the French Representative waited to
heartily thank me for a passing reference to France. So, it was
well I thought of the country of heroic ideals. Well, it is late, so
I must say good night. We leave for munition works early. With Love

Your affectionate Son
P McM Glynn