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Letter from C.M. Fleming to Governor Stark regarding county political races in and around Versailles, Missouri. Fleming identifies Pendergast-aligned state employees and recommends one for dismissal.

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August 5th 1938

Letter from J. T. Pinnell to Governor Lloyd Stark identifying persons in McDonald County who worked against Republican interests in recent elections. Pinnell describes the Pendergast machine as a "hydra headed monster."

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August 5th 1938

Letter from Circuit Court Judge Elmer Faris to Governor Stark referencing associated newspaper accounts of the recent death of a Circuit Court Judge in Tarkio, Missouri.

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April 7th 1938

Letter from Elmer Ferris to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding a crime that took place in Tarkio, MO.

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March 11th 1938

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. James Fox to Governor Stark discouraging the appointment of a Pendergast-affiliated judge.

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December 11th 1939

Letter from A. J. Wilson of Lupus, Missouri outlining desireable candidates to fill a judge vacancy.

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December 4th 1939

Letter and newspaper clipping sent by J. R. Proctor to Governor Stark concerning the upcoming Senatorial race.

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December 3rd 1939

Letter from Glidewell to Governor Stark encouraging him to consider running in the upcoming 1940 presidential election.

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August 3rd 1938

Letter from Glidewell to Governor Stark stating encouraging him to resist appointing a Pendergast-affiliated Judge and to appoint him to a post.

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July 25th 1938

Letter from the Governor to Roy Glidewell, thanking him for his previous letter regarding Judge Dearing.

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July 22nd 1938

Letter from Roy Glidewell asking governor Stark to acknowledge his previous letter and indicate a timeline for appointing a vacant judgeship.

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July 8th 1938

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Stark about the vacancy of the 21st Judicial Circuit Court Judge.

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June 30th 1938

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell continuing the theme of the previous day's letter, outlining what he would do if appointed to the 21st Circuit Court Judgeship.

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June 28th 1938

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Lloyd Stark formally asking to be appointed to the vacant 21st Circuit Court judgeship.

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June 27th 1938

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Stark's campaign manager Col. W. L. Bouchard.

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June 9th 1938

Letter from Kansas City resident David C. Bagby which claims that, despite some reforms, the Pendergast machine still controls the city, particularly the jobs.

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June 11th 1939

Letter from a construction foreman praising Gov. Stark for removing a Pendergast affiliate from the role of WPA Director. The letter outlines corruption taking place on a site at the River Des Peres near St. Louis.

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June 19th 1939

Brief letter that claims that federal spending in Platte County is completely run by Pendergast affiliates.

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June 21st 1939

Letter to Governor Lloyd stark praising him for his efforts in removing Pendergast influence from the state management of WPA projects.

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June 21st 1939

Anonymous letter to Governor Stark congratulating him on efforts to remove Matt Murray from oversight of the state W.P.A. The author also alerts the Governor to another potential scandal involving a W. P. A. construction project in Kansas City.

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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