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Letter - Dawsons to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 15 Apr 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13269

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: 17.10 cm (Width), 20.20 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
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: Dear Mr. Telford,/I very much regret the/death of your wonder horse/Phar Lap. I have followed/Phar Lap up in all his great/triumphs. I would of liked/to see Phar Lap's name at/the top of the list as the/biggest stake winner of all/times./Would you please send me/a photo of Phar Lap so that/I can frame it I am sending/stamps for postage.
Place & Date Written: Wairoa, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand, 15 Apr 1932

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