Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. David informs his parents that Steve has measles. He feels sorry for his grandfather, details College sports news, and his progress at diving and shooting at the range. A postscript mentions the King’s birthday parade.




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St. Josephs College.
Naini Tal.

My darling Mummy and Daddy.

Thanks for the letters. Please us two combs the big white ones like yours because they do not break very easily. Poor little steve [sic] has got measles but he will be quite O.K. so don’t worry. [deleted] We [/deleted] I will be very careful about swimming. Steve will not be allowed any more because he has measles and after he is O.K. he will not be allowed. Half the College has had it so don’t worry. We are so sorry to hear about poor Grandpa. Yes I feel very sorry for poor old Granny. I cannot understand why Mr. Ray does not give up drink altogether. Steves [sic] Class won against the 6th And my class beat the VIIth by 1 run. I made 0. I & another boy were given out unfairly. You are not allowed to be L.B.W in a break, but the Umpire was a youngster and did not know. I dive from the

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Lower board which is about 4ft high. I am getting on very well. Thanks for the parcel we recieved [sic] it a few days after Steve’s birthday. [deleted] W [/deleted] I have just recieved [sic] a letter. [deleted indecipherable word [/deleted] I had not forgotten about Stevies [sic] birthday and wished him. I will let you know Steve is every now and again. I am working hard. The days will soon pass and we shall be home again. The A.F.I will go for shooting at the range on the 22nd of this month. [deleted] Pl [/deleted] Love to all
your loving son
P.S. The Kings birthday parade lasted only for ¾ of an hour.
-Is it that short?



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 20, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/594.

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