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. Writes about school studies, trips out and sends late birthday wishes to his father.




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Two page handwriten letter


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My darling Daddy,

Thanks for your letter. I did not do very well in Divinity I got 44, but in Chemistry I came 2nd with 70. the 1st Boy getting 75. We are playing St. Josephs on Wednesday 1st XI match and on Saterday [sic] 2nd XI match. I have torn up the notes of the speech I gave, but I remember what [deleted] to [/deleted] I said so at the end of the letter I will write out the notes. Four of my form boys spoke including me, and the Rector said that the four best speeches of the day was given by my form the fourth form. We did not see poor Mummy yesterday and today because she is not well and does not want us to catch a throat from her. She very kindly asked Mrs. Apcar to take us out instead. Many happy returns of the day Daddy, [deleted] [indecipherable] [/deleted] God bless and keep us all. So sorry for wishing

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you so late. On Wednessday [sic] we went to Jalapahar and saw a concert. It was very good indeed.

All the forms are giving a concert very shortly. My form is acting “Shivering Shocks”, but we are changing the name to the “Secret of the Formula” or the “Hughes Murder Case.” I am the murderer, and I have an awful lot to learn.

Notes on Debate.

Motion. That the Expedition to Mt. Everest is a waste of Money [sic], lives, and Time [sic].
I am against the motion.

[Underlined] My Notes. [/underlined]

[underlined] Brave Men, the good Conquering Spirit. Courage. [/underlined] People say they are mad, what about when the areoplane [sic] was thought of as mad. A Scientist while inventing something is killed. The Expidition [sic] failed people laugh at the brave men who went up but he who laughs last laughs longest.

I made enlargements on these notes.

With lots of love and kisses your loving son [underlined] David. [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/438.

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