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 their letter and money. He also mentions the sports he is taking part in. He states that he has the same music teacher as his brother, Stephen, and that he is getting on quite well in music and does not mind it at all. He mentions going to camp and that he will behave himself. There is also to be a sports concert.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[St. Joseph’s College crest]
[underlined] 23.9.34 [/underlined]
My darling Mummy and Daddy.

Thanks very much for the letters and money. Sorry for not writing on Thursday, but we had heats. I entered for most [deleted] things [/deleted] events but did not come in anywhere. We went to the range the other. [sic] [deleted] I [/deleted] day, I did not do to [sic] badly. Yesterday was the inter [deleted] cup [/deleted] school cup shooting.

Sherwood beat us in the first cup, and we beat them in the other two. P.S.C. has not fired yet. The VIII played the IX yesterday. They made 83 all out, and we were 60 all out, I made top score for my side, 19. We have not played the second innings yet. It will be very exciting. Our A are playing down at the flats today.

We are still having test now. We had Arithmetic last night and it was quite easy. I am enclosing the nestles pictures and wrappers. Yes we want the female pup of smoky’s.

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The same music mistress teaches Steve and me. I am getting on quite well in music now, and I don’t mind it at all. Yes the camp is in Bowali as usual, and I will give old Mrs. Cotton a look in. I won’t get up to any tricks in camp so you need not worry. Poor old Don must have had a bad bite for it to last so long. The days are fine and sunny now. The final heats are on [deleted] now [/deleted] today. I am entering in the half mile, I won’t stand a chance, but I am just entering for fun. The College [deleted] t [/deleted] are having the Sports [sic] concert on Monday, tuesday and wednessday [sic].

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 September 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/828.

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