||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: To Mr. H. Telford/Dear Sir,/I am just writing these few lines to/tell you how greatest sympathy for you/in your great lose of the Wonderful/favourite. (Phar Lap)./It as been a dreadful shock to us/Tasmanians, he was a favourite with us all/though we never saw him, We only read about/him and we quite understand what a wonder he/was./I am writing these few lines though it is/hard, Mr. Telford I am asking a favour of you if/you would send my wife and I some little/thing belonging to our favourite for a keepsake./We are only working people but we thought/he was an angel from the sky./Dear Sir. we quite understand what a broken/hearted man you must be, as we are just the/same. Because he was so different to others horses./Mr. Telford/Please dont be anoyed/with myself and the wife for asking/you but we would cherish/some little thing.
|Place & Date Written:
||Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 14 Apr 1932