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 thanks them for the parcel, and tells them they ate the toffee they sent after they left hospital. He commented about photographs and that they enjoyed the pickles. He goes on to tell them sports news. He comments on home news regarding his father shooting an iguana, and about the dogs and he thanks them for pocket money.




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St. Josephs College.
Naini Tal.

My darling Mummy & Daddy.

Thanks for the letters, stamps and the toopaste [sic] toffee. We [deleted] t [/deleted] ate the toffee when we came out of Hospital 3 days ago. We had very slight attacks. I was only in Hospital 10 days & Steve 11. We are both perfectly alright now. My class lost against the 6th by 3 runs. I was in Hospital then. Steves [sic] class & my class is playing today. My class has 15 runs start each inns. We went in first and were all out for [deleted] 31 [/deleted] 31 counting the handicap. I made 5 only. Steves [sic] class went in and are 48 for 9 wickets last men in. We have stopped at present because of the rain. Steve made 6 out. The snaps [deleted] of [/deleted] were not too good but the dogs have come out very well. Some boys looking at the

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photos asked if you were my sister. We enjoyed the pickles in the first parcel. The parcel came 5 days after I handed in the receipt. Two of our football team boys are down with apendacitus [sic] Dusham is one of them. Thanks for the Rs.5. I have not heard from Lall or Ronald for some time now. Fancy Steve getting five failures. I can’t understand it. We were not allowed to write letters while we were in Hospital. Cadets are not allowed to shoot this time only those over 18. Fancy Daddy shooting an iguana in Ashuganj. Poor old Don could not have meant anything by jumping [deleted] out [/deleted] on to the bed. He must have wanted to be petted as well. I am glad to hear all the dogs are O.K. 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 March 27, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/595.

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