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. Description given about school activities, including playing in the orchestra, having injections and playing in football tournaments. Did not do well with his school marks.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] 11/8/35/. [/underlined]

My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your nice letter. Both Steve and I played for the orchestra today. It was a bit difficult being our first time, but we shall soon get into it. The piano is scarcely heard so it doesn’t matter much. [deleted] It [/deleted] The piano is put in so as to complete the harmony or something like that. We saw Mummy on Wednesday evening and last evening I accompanied her to the Capitol and then came back to the College boys. I had my first injection day before yesterday. My arm was a bit painful and didn’t feel too bright, but it did not knock me out. Steve will go soon. His arm is ever so much better. In fact it is very nearly normal. In the inter class tournament my class is still a few points behing [sic] the leading

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one, but we hope to catch up soon. The second football [deleted] team [/deleted] tournament has begun. P.S.C. “A.” beat a Ranicat team 3-0 and our “A” beat the Command “B” 12-0. With a little luck we might win this tournament. We have not [deleted] hear [/deleted] entered a “B” team this tournament as it would be useless to do so. I was very surprised to hear from Mummy that I had a bad report, especially as I have worked and seldom missed my lessons. The marks of the whole class were low. The boy came first only got two honours one of which was Urdu and that the Urdu master corrected. He got one or two 60’s and 50’s and the rest in the 40’s. I don’t know how I did so badly in Latin considering there were only two questions and I got one almost completely right by heart from the book. Mummy will explain why the marks are so low. Well no more news today. God bless & keep you for us. With lots of Love & kisses

from your loving son

[underlined] David. [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/457.

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