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. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal, Comments on his school studies and that his mother comes to visit him on a fairly regular basis.




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Two page handwriten letter


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My own darling Daddy.

Thanks very much for your letter and the fruits which Mummy brought me. Mummy comes to see me often. She came today and we chatted for a long time. I am so glad to hear Stevie is progressing favourably Thank God for it. Mummy got a letter from the nurse who took Steve down and she says that he will be able to play games in six months. I am working very hard now. We all thought at home that I had just managed to pass the S.C. Well I passed with credit. That is not so bad is it? I passed three subjects with good and four with credit. I only failed in two subjects out of sixteen. The three goods were Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. You will soon get my detailed results. Anyway I am sending you a copy as I

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DAVE – 1935.

have been given mine. I hope you will come up with Steve and stay for a month or six weeks. We have been playing quite a lot of hockey. On St. Joseph’s day Ireland played the world. I played for Ireland. We lost 4-2 after leading [indecipherable word] 2-0. This time it was foot-ball. It is beautifully warm this year. Last it was uncomfortably cold. If you come up with Steve you will be here for the Summer which is about the best in the year. Mummy says I had better not take up any exams in music but [indecipherable word] just learn so as I will be able to play well. My details are as follows.

Arithmetic. g.
Eng. Composition. p.
Shakespear. p.
Eng. Grammar. f.
Gospel. c.
Acts. p.
Trigonometry p.
Eng. History. p.
Geography. f.
Latin. c.
Geometry g.
Algebra. g.
Add. Geom. & Alg. p.
Mechanics. c.
Heat. c.
Sound & Light. p.

No more news today. God bless & keep you for us with lots of love & kisses

From your loving [deleted] son [underlined] .Dave. [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/450.

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