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. Discusses his brother Steve and health issues, as well as cricket, school studies and the concert where he will be playing the piano.




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Two page handwriten letter


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[underlined] 22/7/35/. [/underlined]

My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your nice letter. Steve is being careful of his arm so there is no need to worry. Cricket has stopped on account of the rain. I will be careful in future and will not get into trouble. This was my first row so its nothing. I have already paid up the four rupees from my own savings and will leave it at that as Mummy is spending a lot on us. I have already learnt my first [deleted word] concert piece and must now become perfect at it so as to be able to play it fast. Mummy came and saw us last evening before we went out. She gave us a surprise for not only was my pullover ready but also Steve’s. They both look very nice and fit us perfectly. Poor Steve had an apsis [sic] under one of his eye teeth. He had the tooth out and the apsis [sic] lanced. He is quite allright [sic] now except for a slight

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swelling which is only to be expected.

On Wednesday our “B” lost to the Command 5-1. And last evening they lost P.S.C. “A” 3-0. That’s good for them. Our “A” beat the Ghouska’s last evening 5-1. Our goalkeeper was missing as he had a dislocated ankle. We had a Latin Test yesterday. I do not think I did badly. I am getting on well in class, music and games. The other day we had a terrific downpour for a few hours. Our big field was simply flooded with water. In the interclass tournament my class is second. We are only three points behind the leading class. We will soon be having the knockouts. These are very exciting and rough. No more news today with lots of love and kisses God bless & keep you for us your loving

[underlined] son Dave [/underlined]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/456.

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