||death mourning, horse racing, horses, sport, racing industry, correspondence
|Themes this item is part of:
||Harry Telford, Race Horse Owner & Trainer (1877-1960), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
||Text: Dear Mr & Mrs Telford and Family/I am writing to you on behalf of Mr. Neville/myself and our daughters as we all loved dear old/Phar Lap his death came a great blow to our/household and we greatly sympathise with you on the/death of such a wonder horse there will never be another/like him we never got tired of reading or hearing about/him we have a wireless anad when ever he was racing and/won Ithink we were all as excited as you would be/We were all sorry when we heard he was going to/America My husband said it would be the end of him/if he went away over there, he seemed to think he/would never come back once he left Australia and/I think hundreds had the same thought./His win over there was great to think he beat/some of America best/My youngest daughter has a great collection of photos/and snapshot of Phar Lap which she is keeping so that/when her young nephew grow up she can tell them all/about him, she has a nice coloured one out of the/Australasia that she is going to fram for her daddy/but she would very much love to have a phot of your/little boy with Phar Lap and also one with/yourself with Phar Lap to complete her album that/she is putting the snaps in she has cut out every one/that she seen in the paper but she said she would very/like one of your little boy and yourself if it is possible/We also feel very sorry for Mr. Woodcock, Mr. Pike, and/Mr. Elliott it must have been a dreadful blow to/them, we can just picture you all in losing such/a dear old horse I saw a picture of him at the/Regent Theatre tody leaving for America it was/terrible to think we will not hear of see him race/again it was such a shock to our Father as though/it was one of his own animals as he is such a lover of/horses he always said it was something woth listening/to but now there wont be anything interesting in it/now/My daughter has just arrived home with one/of his photos in a frame and it looks wonderful./Please accept our greates sympathy/in your great loss.