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. Describes staying a night at the Grand Hotel with his mother, plus the upcoming school concert and other school activities.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] 5/8/35/. [/underlined]

My darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your nice long letter. I am glad to hear old Don came back. He must have been galavanting. I thought as much Bill would be a match for any of the dogs at Narsingdi. We went out with Mummy for the last Saturday and stayed at the Grand Hotel as Mrs Hearne’s was full up. I prefer Mrs Hearne’s. We had a fine time. The name of the College concert this year is, “The New Boy.” It is quite good and very witty at parts. I will most probably be acting. Please don’t tell Mummy a word about it, as it [deleted] shall [/deleted] will give her a surprise. On Thursday we went to All Saints College concert. It was very good. Mummy acted very well. Nearly everyone said she acted best. Till the evening it was a variety entertainment and then a play

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was acted, [deleted word] called “ Pedro the Torreador.” The band won this football tournament. They played an exhibition match with the Command last evening and beat them 4-1. The second tournament drawings are out and we play Command “B” first. [deleted] We [/deleted] We are only entering one team. My class teams are together now equal with the VIII and we are both coming first. This interclass tournament continues till the end of this month. A boxing trainer has come to the College and we are having training. So our Boys should do better in the camp boxing this year.

I forgot to say we went to the range some time ago to fire our course. I don’t know how much I [deleted] got [/deleted] scored but I haven’t done badly. I came 11.[underlined] th [/underlined] in class out of 24 boys. That’s not too bad. No more news today. God bless and keep for us. With lots

of love and kisses from

your loving 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/455.

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