Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about the weather in London, a future trip to the seaside and meeting up with friends. Hoping to play tennis with old friend Henry, at Wimbledon. Discusses the prices of annual membership at various tennis clubs.




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7 Wallace Court.
300 Marylebone Road.
August 10th 1937.

My own darling Daddy.

Thank you ever so much for your letter and all your news. It was decent of Frank to have acknowledged the cigarette case. He is an awfully nice chap. The actress is already captivated with Steve’s good looks. The reason for that is because she hasn’t seen me yet. I had a letter from Cynthia a couple of days ago. She does not like Mussorie [sic] half as much as Naini. I [deleted] got [/deleted] am getting on well with my studies though I got a swear from Mr Moore to-day, for getting a laughing fit. I am glad to hear Nierals is better and I hope he steadies down and makes good. Sylvia and her brother Henry gave us a look up the other day. Henry is not at all happy. It was a mistake to have removed him before he finished his senior Cambridge. He plays tennis at Wimbledon so he is a member of the Wimbledon Club and has us to play there in the near future. So I think Budge and the rest of them had better look out. We are all going to the sea side on Sunday and hope to have a jolly time. This week has

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been a record [deleted] indecipherable word [/deleted] one. The highest temperature for London was 87° and for Jersey 89°. It was almost uncomfortably wew. [short version of ‘whew’] In fact an Indian I met going to India house said that the heat here was a worse type than the heat in India. Steve is going to be coached in tennis and may enter the Junior Wimbledon Championship in the singles and in the doubles with Henry. [deleted] the [/deleted] He will over age next year. I might enter the [indecipherable word] Championship next year!!! Do you think I can beat budge? Miss Fahay came and had tea with us the other day and in spite of all Mum’s vouching I once more called her [deleted] indecipherable word [/deleted] Mrs Fahay. She is getting quite used to it now. We found out the fees for the Paddington Club. You pay 5 ½ Gns [guineas] a year, which works out to 2 sh [shillings] a week. Before you are accepted you are given a trial and if you are not up to the standard you cannot join. All the courts are made of that red gravel stuff, but they are very well kept. Give Mr Joseph my love and tell him he is wanted on the Phone. Well no more to-day, God bless and keep you and bring you back safely to us, With lots of love and kisses from your loving
son [underlined] David [/underlined]




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