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. Details the various cricket, tennis, tug of war and golf matches he has played. He also states that examinations are coming up soon and that although they have been changed they are compulsory. He also asks after the dogs and hopes that they are behaving better. David also requests some money to be sent as he has several things that he has to pay for.




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[St. Joseph’s College Crest]

[underlined] 21.10.34. [/underlined]
My darling Mummy and Daddy,
Thanks for your letter. The first round of the Leslie Cup has begun. My class has played against the X, IX, XB, we lost against the [deleted] indecipherable letter [/deleted] XA 9-0, but beat the IX, XB, 3-0, 4-2. I played a IX standard boy in this tennis cup, but we only got through [deleted] indecipherable letter [/deleted] four games and it was time up as some boys had played before us. I was winning
3-1. And against a X boy he beat me 6-1, then I beat him 6-1, and the [indecipherable word] third set the score is 2-2 and we will finish it later. Steve won both his matches. The IX upwards are -30. Please send us some toothbrushes. I forgot to answer in one of you letters if either of us dropped our clubs, well any way neither of us did. Steve was right in from [sic] but did not make any mistakes. I went skating today and am getting on well. I am getting on in Music and Class, and will try very hard. There is only about a month and a half left for the exams. This year the exams

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have been changed. There are no more honours. And all the subjects have been arranged in four groups. It is compulsory to pass in one of each of the groups. The [deleted] Col [/deleted] Culhame Cup Tournament (Cricket) is beggining [sic] tomorrow. It is knockouts. I think we are playing the specials. I am glad to hear the dogs are more friendly. I wish they would make proper friends. How is the baby airdale getting on. Don’t forget to train her well. Have you given her a name yet? It gave two pictures of St. Pauls Sports in the newspaper, one of the visitors childrens race and one of the tug-o-war. I suppose you must have seen [deleted] it [/deleted] them. Please send me Rs 2-8 as I have to pay a rupee for Masses, a ruppee [sic] for the cambridge picnic and a ruppee for the class masters present. Never mind about the balance 8 as [deleted] [undecipherable word] [/deleted] as I have paid some up already. No more news today with lots of love and kisses from your loving
[underlined] son David. [/underlined]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 2, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/830.

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