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. School is finishing for the year and the school camp will soon take place, in Bawali. Descriptions are provided of school sports day, sporting activities, especially disgruntlement over the boxing competition.




Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage




Two page handwritten letter


This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.





[inserted Crest]
[underlined] 1/10/35 [/underlined]
My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your letter. Well nearly everything is over now except camp. We set out for Bhawali on the 6th. I did not do to badly in the sports. I came 2nd in the half-mile and got a nice cup. My class won the inter-class relay so I got a medal also and a cup for football. Not at all bad. Steve [deleted] go [/deleted] won a medal for coming 2nd in place kicking. I will get my shooting medals on prize giving day. The sports were a sucess.[sic] We had a fine time during the holidays. Thank goodness it did not

[page break]

[underlined] 2 [/underlined]

Rain. There was quite a crowd of [indecipherable] boys at Jocksley Hall So we had a fine time. We have learnt a couple of very amusing drawing room jokes. The rink has been refloored and is quite nice now. I also went horse riding. I was still quite at home in the saddle. I did quite well in the last series of tests. I came 9th. That’s gone up two places from the [deleted] la [/deleted] first series. I lost in the boxing to one of my class boys. It was hardly a fight as [deleted] none [/deleted] neither of us went at it. The boxing has been very badly arranged and when boys of the same class come together, especially friends, there is hardly a fight. It has turned very cold these last few

[page break]

[underlined] 3 [/underlined]


I recieved [sic] a letter from Lall Stoult, one of my old class fellows broke the record in his class for high jump. He did 5ft 3ins. he will most probably do much better in a couple of years as he is still young. Mummy has gone into Bhawali to-day with Doris Lucas and another student. In the end [obscured] person did not turn up at Mrs Hearness but [deleted] is [/deleted] it is much jollier at Jocksley Hall as there are people of our own [indecipherable] there.

Well no more news today

God bless & keep you & Mummy for us with lots of love & kisses from your loving son David.




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/459.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.