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. Discusses The Olympics, particularly the boxing match between Gunboat Jack and Freeman. He enjoyed a day’s holiday; swimming, going to the cinema and in the evening visiting Vals. A hockey tournament was held.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[St. Joseph’s College crest]

17th August. 1936.

My own darling Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your letters and all your news. I was wondering how it was that I did not see the picture of our team in the Statesman, but our’s is the Delhi edition. Please God you won’t fade out for a long time and we can repay you for all you have done for us. The Olympic results this year are splendid. I read the account of the fight between Gunboat Jack and Freeman.

Yesterday was a holiday as it was a feast day and we were allowed out. We went for a swim in the morning and to the Matinee in the afternoon. The piece was Eddie Cantor in strike me pink; it was jolly good. In the evening we went to Vals and had quite a nice, though not so jolly as the last Saturday. A lady won the jackpot there with Rs 85 in it rather a big one.

The second hockey tournament has begun. Our “A” have drawn a bye and are in the semi-finals where they meet some

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Detachment team who beat P.S.C. “A” 3-1. This tommy team is however more name than anything else. Our “B” were knocked by the Band “A” 8-1. We lost only because we did not have our second strongest team out and because of funking and Brother Colagues had choice of the team. They were inexperienced. It was a crime not to have entered a “B” in the first tournament, it would have given us a double chance. The first match of our “B” against the hard “A” (3-1) the first goal our goalkeeper instead of kicking out funked & turned & the opposing forward just tapped the ball into an open goal.

We have not had much rain this month, only six inches so far; just as well as we have had more than our fair share of it so far. Well no more news today, 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 May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/465.

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