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. He tells them he has written to various people but assures them he did not mention the punishments. He also assures them that he wears warm clothes and notes that the school don’t record weights and heights and tells them about the frequency of reports and comments on the quality of the food. He also comments he is glad the dogs are getting on well.




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Two page handwritten letter


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S. J. S.
Naini Tal

My darling Mummy & Daddy.

Thank you for your letters. I also wrote to Ronald Raymond and Mr. Bean & Aierses on the 6th but I have had no reply. No there was nothing particular in it nothing about the strap, but [deleted] indecipherable word [/deleted] said the bathrooms are very bad. Yes I wear a warm shirt and a pullover. The school does not take a record of heights and weights. I have not taken mine yet. You do not get monthly reports just three in the whole year. I hope your stiff neck will soon be allright. [sic] We are playing Sherwood A today. It is a tournament match. I hope we win. I received a letter from Lall today isn’t that fine.?. I was very pleased. I am writing to Cox today. It rained a bit about two days ago.

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The food is quite good here. Not as good as St. Pauls though. The days are flying and we will soon come home. I am glad the dogs are getting on. It makes us so happy to hear all about them, and how things are getting on. I will try and write 2 letters a week every week. [deleted] indecipherable word [/deleted] Hopkroft (1) is here the good singer who was in St. Pauls choir. He is a special. Lall said that the new Rector [deleted] was [/deleted] [inserted] is [/inserted] a good sport. No more news today with love from your loving
son [underlined] David [/underlined]

P.S. When you write to Aiesres ask him if he recieved [sic] my letters. What is Marcus’ adress. [sic]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/591.

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