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Letter - Best to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 16 Apr 1932 Document Reg. No: HT 13454

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), 25.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: 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
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: 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.
Date Written: 16 Apr 1932

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