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 details the various cricket and tennis matches he has played. He also states that he has taken examinations but has not done as well as he would have liked in trigonometry. He tells of how well Stephen has done in his games. He mentions the dogs and hopes that they are all now getting on with each other.




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[St. Joseph’s College Crest]

[underlined] 28.10.34. [/underlined]

My darling Mummy and Daddy.
Thanks for your letters. I have lots of news today. Davey has been very nice to us, she took us to the pictures today, and then to Vals [sic], and then we rode up. She says to send her love to you. She will not be coming back next, but is going to Poona, isn’t that a shame? The picture was on Friday the 13th. We enjoyed it very much. I suppose you must remember Miss Lawson, well she is getting married next year. I think she was the music teacher. In any case it would be much [deleted] nicer [/deleted] [inserted] better [/inserted] for you to come to Naini as you will be with us. I am glad to hear you have got Dons [sic] pup and that she is very sweet. Fancy Don & Bill not liking her at all, but dog’s [sic] always hate pups. So Prince has become very friendly with her. I am so sorry to hear about poor old aunty Phyl. The second round of the Leslie tournament has begun. My class lost against Steve [sic] class this time 2-0, because

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two of our men were missing as they were hurt. I have not lost [deleted] ed [/deleted] any of my tennis matches yet. I am glad to hear the young eve gave two lambs, there must be quite a lot now.
I think Cinders is a jolly fine name for the Pup, especialy [sic] as she is smoky’s. [deleted] T [/deleted] Yes Mum I will work very hard now, as there is only a month left. We had a Caesar Test and I got 30 on 50, and 38% for Trignometry [sic]. I should have done much better in the Trig, I don’t know how I got such a little. No, the new Governor has not arrived yet I suppose he will be coming soon. I hope poor old Bill gets well soon. Give our love to Niersres . I heard from Lall again, they have just finished their pujahs. My class is playing the Specials [deleted] indecipherable letter [/deleted] in cricket tomorrow. It is knockouts. Steve’s class won their match against the X. Steve made 2nd highest score 1st inns, and highest score 2 inns. No more news today, with lots of love & kisses
from your loving son
[underlined] David [/underlined]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/831.

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