Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about breaking hockey sticks, studying law and relatives visiting him.



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Gemma Clapton


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7, Wallace Court,
300, Marylebone Road,
London, N.W.1.,
25th January 1938.
My own darling Daddy,
Thank you very much for your letter and all your news. Poor Mr Joseph is all always getting caught but what will happen if it is not a hoax and he begins calling the person A.D. etc.
I am acquiring quite a reputation for breaking sticks. The one you bought me for 18sh went first shot. So I took the remains back & they said they will have it examined & then get me a new one. Meantime I have had to buy another for 12sh for tomorrow’s game. In the last match we lost only 4-3, a great improvement on the first match. I have now been put centre forward, at present in the 3rd XI. So I will do my best to score a couple of goals.
I am really enjoying the law & studying hard. On Saturday due to hockey I did no work, but I made up for it by doing 5 1/2 hrs solid study on Sunday. I went to a talk on “Negligence” at the University College by Lord Atkin a judge & great authority on it. The lecture was an excellent
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one. A couple of the negroe [sic] boys taking law have told me I am a genius and what not so look out for fireworks. One of them based his judgement on my hand [deleted] w [/deleted] writing which as Mr Moore has pointed out is deceptive & makes my work look better than it is. I am going to work very hard and learn as much as I can. So far I am getting on quite well.
Lately we have seen a good deal of Uncle Martin and he is coming again on Saturday. Uncle Bob also turned up the other day for a short while. Uncle Martin missed him by an hour. I forgot to mention, I am playing hockey for the faculty of Laws, probably next Thursday against the faculty of engineering.
The weather has been kinder lately & we have had one or two beautiful days. It had also been quite warm. But I am afraid we will yet come in for some more cold spells, though in London, one hardly feels the cold due to the central heating all over the place. Well no more to-day, God bless & Keep you & bring you back safely to us,
With lots of love & Kisses from your
loving son
[underlined] David [/underlined]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 14, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/482.

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