||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
||Text: Mr. Telford/Sir/I take the liberty although a stranger/of writing to you to offer my sympathy to you/through the loss of Australia's Greatest Idol. No doubt/he was one of Gods most noble and magnificent animals/that ever decked the Australian Turf and was too/beautiful to be allowed to remain with us all. We/all know how you must feel over the loss of such a/glorious animal. Judginig from my own feelings/once again accept my deepest and kindest sympathy/in your hour of grief.
*NB: This letter contains a lot of spelling and grammatical errors.
|Place & Date Written:
||Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, 10 Apr 1932