Letter from David Boldy to his father

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Letter from David Boldy to his father

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Letter form from David Boldy to his father about going to the cinema with his brother Steve and his mother. Comments on the European situation, though he doesn't think there will be a war in the near future.

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1939-04-25

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EBoldyDABoldyAD390425

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59, Bathurst Mews,
Lancaster Gate,
London W. 2.,
25th April, 1939.

My own darling Dad,

Thank you very much for your letter and all your news. I have settled down now and am working steadily. The test is on Thursday.

I hope the poor driver can get another job. But there was nothing else for it. As if you save the car expenses that will probably cover your [underlined] fair [/underlined] [inserted] fare [/inserted] here. (this [indecipherable word]!)

I [deleted] sent in the entries for the “Evening News” tennis this evening. Singles and doubles. In the doubles I am not playing with [indecipherable name] as I mentioned in my last letter but with another friend of mine Cecil King. The table tennis faculty final is to be played off sometime next week.

On Sunday, Mum, Steve & I went to the flicks and saw “Café Society” & “The Ware Case”. Both of them were very good indeed. The best [deleted] performance [/deleted] programme we have seen for a long time. Last evening Uncle Martin gave us a look up, but did not stay long. [symbol] College has reopened and what with lectures etc we are kept very busy now thank goodness.

It has become much colder these last few days and we have had a spot of rain. But on the whole

[inserted] [symbol] What nonsense! [indecipherable word] came in about 7.30 for supper to which Martin stayed. He was here from 5 to 9 o’clock! [/inserted]

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the weather is still good.

The European situation is not very bright, though I should not think there will be a war in the near future as I don’t think Hitler & Mussolini will risk war to get what they want if they cannot get it by mere threats.

I believe King’s are having three hard courts made, which will be a godsend as the present grass courts are the last word. I think they are much worse than the ones we had in [indecipherable place name]. If I play at Mitcham (King’s grounds) it works out so much cheaper as the courts are free.

No more to-day. Love to Mrs Joseph. God bless & keep you and bring you back safely to us. With lots of love & kisses from your loving son

[underlined] David [/underlined].

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David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/488.

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