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Letter - Mason to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 10 Apr 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13270

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: 19.90 cm (Width), 25.00 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: 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

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