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. Mentions joining the air force as a career, a school inspector will be visiting, and Brother Colagne.




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Two page handwritten letter


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3rd May 1936

My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your letter. [deleted]In[/deleted] In spite of all the efforts the crop is turning out to be a big one. Will that be good for the firm or bad? Steve is in stonecross with a bad throat but it is nothing to worry about.

I played in the orchestra to-day and managed much better than the last time. If I play in it for a few days I will be O.K. I only missed 2 lessons two week out of 40.

Our “A” team played the Golden Hub in the semifinals. After extra time the match was a draw 2 – 2 so there will be a replay. The refereries[sic] were cheating very badly, we were winning till 15 secs before time up they score an equaliser. The man who shot was right in the goal mouth and Mr. Lewty did not bother to tackle him. Everyone was furious. Our forwards missed 2 easy shots in the first five minutes. However they played an excellent game. The finals of the tournament and the subsidory[sic] one will be played on the same day.

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Dave – 1936

We have begun swimming. The water is not too cold and we enjoy ourselves. We have also [deleted] at [/deleted] begun sticking in for an hour on Sundays and doing some work on non-study nights. I went out skating on Sunday and then came back to school.

The inspector is up in Naini but he has not been [deleted] to us [/deleted] here yet. Brother Colagne is expected here any day. We saw the [indecipherable] some time ago and had a long chat.

We are both just writing an ordinary letter to Aunty Maisie and Uncle Bob thanking them and saying how we are getting on at school. A number of the boys are going up for the Police. I think the air-force will suit me best. Steve would like to go up for doctoring. Well no more news today, God bless and keep you for us with lots of love and kisses

from your loving son

[underlined] David [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/461.

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