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. Mentions being brave possibly in relation to Bazil’s death, and discusses the effect of death on those at home, and says he will be missed. Mentions that he has let Steve wear his last years Sunday suit which is now too short for him, but that he does not need more suits. He mentions a trip round the lake and describes the swimming platform in the lake and the diving boards.




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[St. Joseph’s College crest]


My darling Mummy & Daddy

Thanks for your letters. We are being brave Mummy & we hope Aierses gets into this Electrical Enginearing. [sic] I thought once that it might be cholera poor Bazil got. We had a bit of storm the other night and it rained quite a lot but it is quite clear again. I am getting on quite well in lessons and everything else. Every one at home must be very surprised at Bazils [sic] sudden death. He will be missed badly because he always seemed to put life into everything. Don’t send any more stamps for the present, we will write again when we need some. I let Steve wear my last years Sunday suit and he looks very nice. It is very short for me, but I don’t need any more suits because the Kaki

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shorts and white longs make [deleted] we [/deleted] me have three extra. Sylvia might not have gone back to Darjeeling on account of the earthquake, that is most probably the reason. Do you think Naini has more rain than Darj:?. Yesterday we were going round the lake we saw what is called the raft for beginners. It is a piece of wood like a box only submerged in the water to a depth of 3 or 4 feet and kept up with buoys. There are also two diving boards one is quite high and the other is a low one. No more news today with love from your
loving son
[underlined] David [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 27, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/593.

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