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Letter - Russell to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13449

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: 18.70 cm (Width), 23.10 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: Dear Mr. Telford/I am writing to/you asking if you would send me/something of Phar Lap, a shoe would/do, or one of his bandage./I was very sorry when he died/and I used to rush for the paper/after I came home from school and/one day I looked at it I saw where/he was dead./I am twelve years of age & used/to live on a sheep station in the/West Queensland./I go the Christian Bros. College./and before I went there I used/to have a governess to teach me/out west./I wrote to Mr. Davis when he/was in America and he did not/answer my letter do you know/if he got it yet./What colours did Phar Lap have/when he used to race./My father has a lot or race/horses one is down in Sydney/now his name is We Amber, he/is a Amberdown I do not know/if he is racing at present./Hoping to hear from you soon.

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