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Item HT 13399
Letter - Unknown to Telford, Phar Lap's Death, 07 Apr 1932
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.