Letter from David Boldy to his mother

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother. General conversation about life at St. Paul's school in Darjeeling, with references to severe water shortage, hockey matches and an earthquake.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1931-03-22

Contributor

Janice Waller

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Two page handwritten letter

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EBoldyDABoldyLM310322

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St. Paul’s School.
Jalapahar.
22/3/31/

My darling Mummy,

thank you for your letter of the 16th. I was very glad to get and that you have arrived safetley [sic]. I am very glad that you like the school. It has not rained at all through the [deleted] holdi [/deleted] holidays and if it does not rain we shall have to go home because their [sic] is very little water [deleted] n [/deleted] now and that will get used up the water supply only comes on at early in the morning and goes on till 8 o clock [sic] in the morning and then comes on again at 4 o clock [sic]. We had a hockey match against the town team and beat them, the [inserted] score [/inserted] being 1-0, so we won our 1st match although we have

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have only 4 or 5 good players.

We are having beutiful [sic] weather here. The boots that used to hurt me have stre [deleted] e [/deleted] tchet [sic] and are fiting [sic] me beutifully [sic]. We have to gargle with some stuff every morning because the water is so scarce that the [sic] can’t clean the drains properly. [deleted] Theis are [/deleted] Theire [sic] are a lot of sparrows in our school. Yes we have to [sic] letters from Daddy up to now.

Thank you for the post card you sent us. I am ending now with lots of love and kisses from your loving son [deleted] Dad [/deleted] David.

P.S. We had a bit of an [deleted] or [/deleted] earth quake a few days ago our beads [sic] started shaking so we all ran out, then we were called up by a master because it was over.

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David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 4, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/572.

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