From Harry S. Truman to James A. Burkhardt


Letter from Harry S. Truman to fellow WWI veteran James A. Burkhardt of Springfield, Missouri. Truman writes that he feared his primary election opponent might file a contest to the vote. He then informs Burkhardt that Truman is gifting him his "trusty 45 that I carried all through the late unpleasantness with Kaiser Bill."

August 14th 1922
Modern Location: 
Kansas City, MO
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Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Papers of Harry S. Truman Pertaining to Family, Business, and Personal Affairs, Box 23, Correspondence, General: August-September, 1922
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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.