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 and the weather.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] 1/9/35/. [/underlined]

My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your letter. No dad we [deleted] have [/deleted] had never seen Queen Christina before. You must be thinking of Katherine the Great. I would [deleted] much [/deleted] prefer to take part in the drill than play for it. So would Mummy prefer that but I suppose I will have to play. Steve’s arm is definitely better. I heard from Lall the other day. He is getting on well and hopes to pass the G.C. We will most probably go out with Mummy. We played the X [underlined] th [/underlined] A and beat them 2-0. Bobby scored the first and I headed in the second. Our [deleted] be [/deleted] “B” won the semi-final and lost to the X B in the final. 1-0. Here we had got so far ahead that we could not be beaten even if we lost the “A” finals. We played the “A” final and after extra time the score was 3-3.

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So to finish off the match we tossed up as to who had won. The specials won the toss. The cups are beauties but there are not enough so from our whole class we have picked the teams to play against each other for the cups. My team has drawn a by and is in the final. The cups are well worth winning. I don’t know if I will be able to play for the orchestra as it will clash with the concert. We have had a fine spell of fair whether [sic]. Not a drop of rain for about a week. But it is threatening now to spoil our last Saturday. We are going to see to Chow Chin Chow [sic] today with Mummy. Mummy knows that I am acting as the last time I went out I had to be up in time for concert practice. Well no more news today. God bless and keep you for us. With lots of love & kisses from your

loving son

[underlined] Dave [/underlined]



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