||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. Telford/I am writing/this letter to let you know how/very sorry I am that you have/lost yoour wonderful horse./I have always been a/silent admirer of Phar Lap/& when I learned of his death/I thought that nothing else/could have been worse./I go to Domremy College/at Fivedock & am 12 years old./Before writing this letter I/got permission from my/mother who is also a great/admirer of Phar Lap./Isn't something of Phar/Lap coming to N.S.W. we have/heard that his skeleton is/going to N.Z. & his hide to/Melbourne. I feel very sorry for/your little boy, for I know how/he must have loved Phar Lap./Would it be too much to ask/if you would send me some-/thing belonging to Phar Lap/even a hair out of his tail or/his mane would be something/I would always treasure./I will conclude now, offering/again, the sympathy of my/mother & myself to you & your/little son.
||16 Apr 1932