Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling. Discusses school sports, especially the Newton Cup and the house sports league.




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Two page handwritten letter


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St. Paul's School

My darling Daddy.
Thank you for your letter. I think I have still got my last years running kit, I will see if it is in the linen room. It was a half holiday on Friday. Our team went to Kurseong to play Victoria + [deleted] a [/deleted] Gothals, we lost against Victoria the score being 4-0, and we lost against
Gothals 3-0, so we have lost the Newton cup, if Victoria beat Gothals by 3 goals then they get the cup, because they drew with St. Josephs. There are only 64 days left to come home. The weather is clearing up a bit. Mummy sent us the [deleted] l [/deleted] Little Folks magazine, we have now got about 4 or 5. We had an exam on wednessday [sic], it was an [deleted] e [/deleted] English exam, but we have not had our marks as yet. We had pictures up here last night, they were quite good, and

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it was on a small screen, but even then it was quite good. Havelock first XI lost against Lawrence first XI, but our second beat there [sic] second. The house matches are not finished yet but so far this is how the houses go
1. [underlined] ST. [/underlined} Lawrence. 28 marks.
2. [underlined] nd. [/underlined] Havelock. 26 " My house.
3. [underlined] rd. [/underlined] Clive 10 " Stevies house.
4. [underlined] th. [/underlined] Hastings [deleted] 16 [/deleted] 8 "
My house still has a chance of winning. There are no cups for the sports this year, I suppose because the school has not enough money. I am ending now
with love from your
loving [underlined] son [/underlined] David.

P.S. Kite flying season has come out. [underlined] [/underlined]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/428.

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