Letter to A D Boldy

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Title

Letter to A D Boldy

Description

Letter from the rector of St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling to Mrs A D Boldy. He asks her to reconsider the decision to withdraw his sons David and Stephen from the school as a consequence of a recent earthquake.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1934-02-19

Contributor

Eileen Reddish

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Format

Two page typewritten letter

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Identifier

EGoddardLBoldyLM340219

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Transcription

ST. PAULS’S SCHOOL,
JALAPAHAR,
DARJEELING,

19th February, 1934.

Dear Mrs Boldy,

Thank you for your letter just received. I was very sorry to hear that you were thinking of withdrawing your boys from St Paul’s, for, though I have only been here for a week, I’ve heard very good things about both of them, and naturally I am very reluctant to lose them.

I can’t think you are not sending them back just because of the earthquake. The repairs to the buildings are well on the way to completion and the experts up here assure us that when all is finished the School will be much safer than it was before. And, after all, earthquakes are very rare occurrences. There is not likely to be another for many years to come. I am told, too, that these tremors in Nepal are a good sign, not a bad. An earthquake, like a storm, cannot be expected to stop all at once.

I am not sending the transfer certificates as I want you to reconsider your decision. I firmly believe that this school has tremendous possibilities, and, from what I hear of them, your boys have a big contribution to make to its future. Surely you are not going to prevent them from making it, and at the same time run the risk of ruining their education, by changing their school at such an important stage in their lives.

Should you, however, hold on to your decision, I will of course send on the certificates at once.

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Trusting that, after all, you will allow your boys to remain on with us here, and with every best wish,

Believe me,
Yours sincerely,
Leslie J. Goddard.
Rector.

Mrs A.D. Boldy.

Collection

Citation

Leslie J Goddard, “Letter to A D Boldy,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/532.

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