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.
Thanks were given for newspaper clippings his father sends. School camp has just finished and he won one of the shooting competitions, prize being one rupee. Had a gun dropped on his foot but all okay. Mother and Steve are both well. Weather is turning very cold.




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St. Joseph’s College.
Naini Tal.

My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your letter and the newspaper cuttings. They are most interesting. Yes thank God the Gowdowns were not burnt. I am glad to hear that there was not much jute[sic] burnt[deleted]d[/deleted]. I arrived safely from camp yesterday, after having a fine time. If we had a month of camp we would all come back strong men. While giving in rifles one of the boys rifles fell straight on my foot so I am not playing games for a few days. It was lucky that I had army [deleted]f[/deleted] boots on. [deleted] I w[/deleted] we saw Mummy today and had a long chat. Steve’s arm does not effect him in the least while playing tennis. In fact he is playing a much harder game now.

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I won a [indecipherable] in camp in one of the shooting competitions and was done out of one in another. I didn’t half curse the adjutant. Hockey has begun again. The Leslie Tournament (Hockey), Interclass begins on Sunday. I hope my class does something. We have had no more rain but it is turning quite cold now. The water in the morning is awful.
Never mind Dad you won’t be lonely much longer please God, as there are less than 60 days left.
My class played the xth[sic] in cricket this morning. We made less than 50 all out and they are still below us for six wickets. I made a duck. Well no more news today. God bless & keep you both for us.with lots of love & kisses from your loving son.





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