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, Recently had a visit to Vals and had a good win on the slot machines. Discusses the football team’s latest results and confirms that his hand is healing well.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[underlined] 26th July 1936 [/underlined]

My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your letter and all your news. We have had a very fine last Saturday and Sunday. I was not in time for the [indecipherable] as I was stuck in for French but afterwards in the evening we went to Vals and had a jolly good time. We had had some good luck at the jack pot machine and won a few rupees to the good. After the dancing Mum wanted to come away without having any more tries at the jack pot, but I said no and Steve & I put in 8 annas each and bought four tokens. With that [deleted] we [/deleted] I got the Jack Pot Rs29 4 annas and gave Steve R7 [deleted] Mum [/deleted] Mum 7 Mavis 7 and I 7. The next day we lost a little of it but are still well to the good.

The match against the Band “A” and the College was magnificent. We beat them 4 – 2, Steve played a fine game. You must have seen his name in the papers as one of the scorers. At half time they were leading [deleted] 3- [/deleted] 2 – 1 and our two [indecipherable] were [indecipherable]. We gave them

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a good yell and the Band trying to play [deleted] unfl [/deleted] rough set our fellows going and we knocked them all over the show even little Steve and in the end gave them a good hiding. We play the Command “A” in an exhibition match on thursday, having lost the tournament by one point.

We have had heavy rain this month. Thirty inches so far. Mum gets the papers for us every day now, so that we are well in touch with all the news. Brother Connolly likes the Review of Reviews very much and says you could not have given him a book he likes better. My hand is getting on beautifully and the only thing that will put it out now will be if I fall on it again. After a month there should be no fear of that even. Well no more news today, God bless and keep you for us, with lots of love and kisses from your loving son





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