Letter from David Boldy to his parents



Letter from David Boldy to his parents


Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. Discusses a train trip, boys having pneumonia, and sports.




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Two page handwritten letter


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St. Josephs College.
Naini Tal.

My darling Mummy and Daddy.

Thanks ever so much for your letter. Now that we know we are staying at Calcutta for two days and buy the things we need it makes us feel much happier. The only disapointing [sic] thing is that you won’t be there. It will teach us to fend for ourselves and it is time we learnt to. Yes there are other boys coming down with us. Some are big, the S.C boys. There is no need to worry as it is the same every here, and the boys are quite allright [sic] alone. Do we travell [sic] 2.nd class by train and 1.st class by steamer, from Calcutta? I think you will need a small trunk as we will not be able to fit the things we buy as well as our own kit. We won’t by [sic] suits going down but coming up, as I think our suits will do for the holidays. How many [deleted] hanckerch [/deleted] hankerchiefs [sic] shall we buy? Please thank Ally for her wishes and send our love to her. We had an Arithmetic [sic] test today, this years [sic] July paper. It was easy as nuts, I have not got my marks yet. I don’t think I got under 60, by comparing answers. Lall wrote again he is going to Calcutta for a time this year, so if we have any spare time we will look him up. Cox wrote

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a nice long letter today. He is in school [deleted] there [/deleted] in England, and won the Tennis Championship in the school. He is in the B for cricket. He says [deleted] he [/deleted] they had a pleasant voyage and thouroghly [sic] enjoyed themselves. One of the S.C. boys go [sic] pneumonia very badly and then suddenly after two days became normal and is getting much better. I think he will be able to sit for the exam. The lantern lecture that Brother Allen gave us was very fine indeed. The colouring in some of the slides was gorgeous, and it was most interesting too. The Cambridge boys get extra [inserted] food [/inserted] in a few days. I hope you got the letter wishing you for your birthday. This is my fourth letter to you this week, that is Sunday to Sunday, so no more news today, with lots of love and kisses from your loving son

[underlined] David [/underlined]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/582.

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