Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about family and leisure activities with friends, the on-set of winter in London and shopping for his mother’s birthday present. Describes a careers book he is reading, thinking of his future in either the West Indies or Malaya.




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7 Wallace Court,
300, Marylebone Road,
London, N.W.1.,
November 17th 1937.

My own darling Daddy,
Thanks ever so much for your letters. Thank you so much for wanting to give me the hockey stick as a present, but it is not fair to you, as I have the money put by for it. Please let me know the date of sending it, so that I can have some idea as to when it will arrive. Your weight is very good, probably the same as when you were on board, for you were more heavily clad then. It was nice of [deleted] m [/deleted] Mark to send you some shirting. We did not listen in for the Cenotaph Service as we went to get Mum’s coat, but we were in a bus in Oxford Street, for the two minute silence. It was marvellous the way people behaved. You can quite understand after that, why England is a great nation, despite the Cento [deleted] p [/deleted] aph commotion.
Sylvia came in the other evening and we had quite an interesting chat. The other day when Mummy went to tea I went to Captain Blood. It was a marvellous picture. Olivia de Havilland is very sweet. Then after a day or so Mum went and saw K.L.M., and found her a very nice
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person indeed. Steve played at Oxford and scored a goal. His side lost their first match there, 7-4, though they were leading 2-1 at half-time.
Winter at last seems to be setting in. The other day the maximum temp. was 45o and the minimum 27o, [deleted] 5 [/deleted] 5o below freezing point. It is not too bad yet. Once we hear from the Colleges, if I am admitted, I will probably join a garage or something for a month, so as to learn about the engine etc. as the [deleted] Carreer [/deleted] Careers Book says that people on plantations should have some knowledge of engines. I might try for a plantership in the West Indies if I cannot get into the Malaya Customs. Steve is having a Biology test to-day, just practise. He will then have some idea of how is getting on in the subject. For Mum’s birthday we are buying a pair of slippers and a bed spread, which are what she wants. 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 [/underline]
P.S. Thanks for sending us the Sunday Express, you are almost as bad as I am. You sent us the Sunday Express by mistake instead of the Statesmen. Love [underlined] David. [/underlined] Phil Joseph [underlined] Sent [/underlined]



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