Letter from David Boldy to his father

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Letter from David Boldy to his father

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Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. Describes school activities; swimming, football and cricket. Two nuns died in the local convent and the local hills have suffered from fires. He questions whether he should have some inoculations, so will visit the school nurse.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1935-06-10

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Karl Williams

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Two page handwriten letter

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[school crest]

ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
NAINI TAL.

[underlined] 10/6/35/. [/underlined]

My own darling Daddy.

I am glad to hear you arrived [deleted] saft [/deleted] safely. Thanks very much for the nice time you gave us when you were up here. We were given a holiday on Friday for winning the cup, but we were not allowed out. We went for a swim on Friday and today. The water has become much warmer and we can enjoy our swims now. In the last few days two Nuns in the convent have died. We have started football. [deleted] we [/deleted] My class played the VII today [inserted] (in cricket). [/inserted] We only finished one innings each. We were 100 all out and they were 84 including 10 runs start. I took three wickets today in five overs. Mummy came and saw us for a few minutes today. Dont [sic] forget to keep the dogs. I suppose you will have to give Bill away, but keep the others. There have been a few fires on the hills since you left. We have not been told

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about having to be inoculated so we will ask the nurse as she has most probably been told. We saw the regatta last evening. It was a hopeless show from beginning to end. There is no concert for the Principal’s feast this year as it takes too much trouble getting it up. We will have one during the sports holidays. We have not so strong a football team this year as last year’s but there aren’t any really strong teams up this year. The band is supposed to be good. They are the only team we ought to find hard to beat. Well no more news today as I have to play football. God bless & keep you for us with love & kisses from your loving son

[underlined] David. [/underlined]

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David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/451.

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