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.

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  • Collection Names

    Phar Lap Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Leisure, Public Life & Institutions

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mrs Nancy Telford, 20 Oct 1999

  • Place & Date Written

    23 Deakin Street, Mitcham, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1932

  • Inscriptions

    Text: Dear Sir,/I am writing to know if you have a nice hack/that you could let me have at a low price. I see/by the Sporting Globe that you have some reserved/from sale through knocks ets, and thought I might be able to get one of them. I dealry love horses/and you may be sure that they would be well cared/for./Phar Lap's death was a sorrow to me. I have/all his photos out of the papers, and will always/cherish them. I know how you must feel; when/I lost my own pony through old age that was/enough for me. I have never had one since; but/when up at my Grandfather's at Bacchus Marsh/I live in theh saddle. I won 2nd prize to Miss Embling/at a carnival at Mitcham 2 years ago also jumping./Thanking you in anticipation./P.S. I am 17 years of age.

  • Classification

    Sport, Horse racing, Correspondence

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    25.2 cm (Length), 19.9 cm (Width)

  • Keywords

    Correspondence, Death & Mourning, Horse Racing, Horses, Racing Industry, Sport, Making History - Phar Lap