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. Gives Easter greetings, and talks about some of his classmates.




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Two page handwritten letter


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Happy Easter [missing word] you & Bazil and God
Bless you all.

[St. Joseph’s College crest]


My darling Mummy & Daddy.

Thanks for the letter & Rs5. I am working very [deleted] har [/deleted] hard. I have not had the strap as yet in class for not Knowing my work but many boys have. I saw Dorothia yesterday and spoke to her. Stevie saw her the other day. Brother Connoley is still in the school. I had a talk with him and he said to remember him to you. We are both getting on very well. I am not finding the work [inserted] too [/inserted] hard. I sometimes [deleted] read [/deleted] revise some of the work they did last year. Tomorrow my class plays Stevies [sic] class in cricket, I am playing for my team. I am glad to hear the dogs have made friends. Fancy [deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] Prince coming back to the bungalow by himself, such a small fellow. We were told nothing of going out so of course we must stay in school, but we do not mind. We are given [deleted] too [/deleted] [inserted] very [/inserted] little freedom. [deleted] W [/deleted] Our [deleted] school [/deleted] [inserted] college [/inserted] played a team in cricket and

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we beat them. One of the boys has got a chess set and I have played a few games. It is a very fine game. Please send our love to all. Emely Dusham’s brother is in the Senior Cambridge here. He is a very nice boy. Let us know how Don & Bill [indecipherable word] behaved in the walk. One of the boys has got a white mouse. We felt very lonely the first two days and after that we were quite [deleted] q [/deleted] alright. Send our love to Bazil. And tell all the servants and Baboo’s and all of them that we are getting on alright and we are still think of everyone. My class boys asked yesterday if we could go skating and we were not even allowed to go with a brother [inserted] so dont [sic] send the skates [/inserted] why I dont [sic] [deleted] know [/deleted] know. We have nearly been in school three weeks. I will be writing to Ronald & Raymond soon. There is another small Paric boy from St, Pauls here. His [deleted] is [/deleted] name is Dangi boy. At present every one in my class is mad on Bridge. No more news today with love from
your loving son David.



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/588.

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