From Ellison Neel to Wallace I. Bowers

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Letter from Ellison Neel to Wallace I. Bowers discussing his work to support Judge James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court primary race, and rejecting the notion that when an organization supports a candidate, and that candidate wins the office, "that, therefore, the organization owns him, body and soul." He also writes that Judge Douglas is "much better equipped" than Billings, and that the effort to defeat Douglas is merely "certain individuals" asking Democrats "to join them in an effort to vent their spite on Governor Stark," and recounts other campaigns from the past wherein candidates who factions "could not control" were opposed in their campaign for re-election.

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July 29th 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.
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Ellison Adger Neel, Political Correspondence and Speeches, 1938 - B245 2F3
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JCHS-B245-2F3-0009
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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.