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. Discussion is given to the sports David and his brother Steve took part in and the prizes won. Mentions other weekend activities, particularly the concert. He sends an apology for not writing to Mr Joseph.




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Two page handwritten letter


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St. Josephs College
Naini Tal,
Sept. 28th 1936.

My own darling Daddy.

Thank you ever so much for your letter and all your news. We were very lucky and had a bright day for the sports. Though it poured heavily till about an hour before the concert and cleared up within about half an hour of it there was a big crowd present and the concert was a great succes [sic] on all three nights and especially so on the last night the one on which the people from town. Mummy enjoyed it thoroughly and much preferred it to last years one. After it of course we had the usual feed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We both did fairly well at sports. I got a 3rd for long jump, the half mile and the 220 yds that’s three cups and one for the [deleted] College rel [/deleted] open relay. I was in the College team, two 220’s and [deleted] 2 [/deleted] two 440’s. Steve got a cup for the pluckiest player, one for inter-class relay and the other for Tug-o-War. Steve’s Class beat my class in [inserted] the [/inserted] relay by less than a yard and we would have won only for the fact that one of our good runners was hurt and

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unable to run. Anyway we got [deleted] three [/deleted] seven cups between us which is fairly good. We have had a fine sports holiday. On Friday evening we went to the flicks and saw “Moscow Nights” which was quite good, having been for a ride in the morning. On Saturday we went skating in the morning, to the matinee in the afternoon, “Shirly Temple in The Littlest Rebel” which was very fine indeed and then to Vals. Sunday was ruined of rain. It rained from morning to evening without a break, so we only went skating. We were hoping for a holiday on Monday, but were not destined to get one.

I believe our College has done fairly well in the shooting, but we know nothing much at the present beyond the fact that we did the best where carrying off cups were concerned. Dad the next Time you see Mr Joseph please tell him I am very sorry for not writing, and will do so the first opportunity I get.

You will probably be charged for our spikes and running pants and tennis shoes but the cups make up for that, Steves [sic] cup for the pluckiest player cost Rs 21. It is very well cut. I have yet to get another prize for that 22 shooting, so we had a bigger haul than last year. Well no more news today, God bless & keep you for us, with lots of love and kisses from your loving son [underlined] David [/underlined]



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