From Hazel Autry to Ellison A. Neel

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Letter from Hazel Autry to Ellison A. Neel asking for help after having her daughter taken away from her five months prior. She writes that after opening a bathhouse she was expected to make pay-offs, but later learned that the person collecting that money was not passing it along to "the 'man'," leading to her business being raided, being jailed, and her daughter being "put in a home." Autry writes that her daughter will not be released unless she pays a fee she can't afford, but that she has "worked on all elections ... & have done everything else Icould that was asked of me & they asked plenty." She hopes that the Pendergast machine can be broken.

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March 17th 1938
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Kansas City, MO
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Ellison Adger Neel, Political Correspondence and Speeches, 1938 - B245 2F3
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JCHS-B245-2F3-0001
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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.