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Letter - Best to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 15 Apr 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13403

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), 24.90 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), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text: Mr. Telford/Dear Sir/Will you please pardon me for taking the/liberty of writing to you. First of all/I must explain who I am, I am a/widow and for the past seven years/I have kept a boarding house at the/above address. I have never gotten to the/races in Sydney but dear Sir I loved/every moment of your darling horse/Phar Lap.

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Place & Date Written: Annandale, New South Wales, Australia, 15 Apr 1932

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