Letter - Thompson to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13405

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: 14.80 cm (Width), 20.30 cm (Length)

More information

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./I am writing/to ask you if it is possible to have a/shoe or a couple belonging to the wonder/horse we were all deeply hurt to hear/the news indeed I admired him as if/he were mine. I have one here/he has Stepneath blood a bonny colt/to he gallops around all day I love/a good horse, like yours a real horse/and I hope you get another and/have betterr luck hoping this reaches/you in the best of health as it leaves/me and plenty of good luck in future.
Place & Date Written: New Zealand

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