Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about London life, family news in general and sporting activities. Has sent in his application for the Royal Air Force and Mr Moore his tutor is hopeful he will pass the exams. His brother and he have been invited to play tennis at Wimbledon Club.




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7 Wallace Court,
300, Marylebone Road,
London N.W.1.
[underlined] August 28th 1937. [/underlined]
My own darling Dad,
Thank you so much for your letter and all your news. It is very kind of Mr. Carberry [?] to offer to stand as referee, but I have already sent in my papers, please thank him for me Dad. If I don’t get into the R.A.F. they will be missing something!!! I am sorry to hear about poor Aunty Phil and I do hope she pulls round.
I wouldn’t credit all you hear about Uncle Serbe [?] because some people don’t see any difference between the truth and lies. Yesterday Mr and Mrs Stuart and family gave us a look up as the day before I met Jean at Marble Arch and gave her [deleted] a look up [/deleted] our address. We gave them tea and then Steve Henry and I went off to tennis. Henry has the real Wimbledon style and he beat me 6 – 1, but he did not get off so easily with Steve, [deleted] and [/deleted] for Steve beat him 9 – 7. Jolly good. Without regular practice or anything of that sort. While Henry has been coached. I think Steve might yet become a champ and I might too. I hope poor old Prince gets O.K. soon and that business will improve again. Mr Moore my tutor said that I am improving, but as so few are taken it will be a devil of a job getting in. But he also said I am not a
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hopeless case. Anyway now for the next two months I will speed up my work at the same I will try and get exercise, either tennis or swimming. Before I forget, Henry has asked us to play at Wimbledon and we don’t quite know whether to accept or not. We had our suits dry cleaned the other day at a sale cleaning. They did everything quite well and gave us lovely black wire hangers with the suits. I will be getting a new blue suit one of these day for the interview etc.
Mr Moore has given me the names of certain books to read, by modern authors. I have already read Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. It is an awfully good book, though it is tragic all the way through. I also listen in now and again to plays and other items in the wireless which will help me in the General Knowledge paper. I will have to get about 65 – 70% on the exam as a whole if I want to get in. D.V. I will do it. In my next letter I will give you my account after this month. You will be quite surprised. Well no more to-day Dad, 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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