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. Requests his father to cancel the boat-train, so that he can visit Bombay to see friends and to tell the tennis shopkeeper that he will be visiting him, as he is unhappy with his charges on restringing tennis rackets.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[St. Joseph’s College crest]

[underlined] 25th October. 1936. [/underlined]

My own darling Dad.

Thanks ever so much for your letter and all your news. Steve and I will stand a sporting chance in the senior doubles. We will both do our best to suceed [sic] in life and repay you for all you have done for us.

The inter-class tennis tournament has begun, my class don’t stand much of a chance. In the “A” Singles against the IX best of 13 games. I lost to Fosbury 7-1. He is dash good and I beat Brown 7-6. This evening we are playing the Specials so I play Steve and then Fardoonji. Not knowing that we were playing I played the whole of this morning, anyway I will do my best. I dont [sic] know when the individual playing will commence. I dont [sic] play games like hockey at present because I have a slight rupture.

There are two very important things for me to tell you. No. 1. If you possibly can please cancel that boat-train stuff, so that we can go into Bombay a day or two

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earlier and see our boy friends. No. 2. Tell Roy, the tennis shop fellow that he will have the pleasure of interviewing Steve and myself. You know that gut he put on my racket for which he charge Rs 10. Well it is only [deleted] indecipherable word [/deleted] cheap country gut not worth even Rs 4. How we found out [deleted] was [/deleted] was that Steve is having it strung on his racket and the man said it is cheap Indian gut.

We have now really settled down [missing word] hard work. We went across to Mum last evening and had a good feed. Mum was not too well but now that she has fed herself up a bit she is really looking fine again. We [inserted] have [/inserted] had a spot of rain lately and it has turned quite cold. Well no more news to-day. God bless & 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 May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/468.

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