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Letter - Sculthorpe to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 17 Apr 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13268

Summary:
This letter of sympathy was one of a large number sent to his trainer and part owner Harry Telford after Phar Lap died in April, 1932. The Telford family retained the letters, and they were donated to the museum in the 1990s.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 1999
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Width), 25.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, correspondence, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Phar Lap, Champion Race Horse (1926-1932), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: Dear Mr. Telford,/I am writing/to express my deepest sympathy/to you in the loss of/your beloved horse Phar Lap./We have all watched his/wonderful career, and was/so pleased at his great success/in Agua Caliente, it is hard/to realise that Phar Lap is/no more. Again expressing my/deepest sympathy.
Date Written: Nicholls Rivulet, Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia, 17 Apr 1932

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