Missouri Supreme Court Primary 1938

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From Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson

Letter from Jesse Barret to I. N. Wilson discussing efforts to build a coalition in opposition to the Pendergast Machine. He also discusses rampant election fraud in Missouri using his 1936 candidacy as an example.

From Jesse Barrett to Hector Burleigh

Letter from Jesse Barrett to Hector Burleigh in which he expresses optimism for the political future, with the descent of the Pendergast regime and the opportunity for Republicans to take future elections.

From J. T. Pinnell to J. D. James

Letter from J. T. Pinnel to the Governor's Secretary, J. D. James regarding a speech given by the Governor in Pineville, Missouri the previous day, as well as the distribution of Billings campaign materials.

From I. W. Thurman to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from I. W. Thurman to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating Stark on his work against the Pendergast machine, and reporting on state employees "who appeared to be carrying the Douglas Banner but are using all their time in this territory trying to put Billings over" for Pendergast in St. Clair County.

From Horace Merritt to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Horace Merritt to Governor Lloyd Stark, discussing opposition to Stark for his mission to clean up "old age pension lists" and how that is effecting support for James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court campaign, as well as other campaign related issues. Merritt writes that he does not believe Stark "thought for a minute that the Security Commission would remove helpless and worthy pensioners."

From Haywood Scott to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Haywood Scott to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing the relevance of the 1920s history of Democrats and Republicans crossing party lines in Missouri electoral politics, and in particular the 1922 primary election.

From Garrett E. Spitzer to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Garrett E. Spitzer to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on Judge James Douglas' win in the Missouri Supreme Court election, but writes that "while it may sound the death knell of Boss Pendergast, ... I wish to say that Pendergast is not dead by any manner of means. He has only received a severe slap."

From Floyd L. Sperry to "Friend"

Letter from Floyd C. Sperry, James Billings' campaign manager, addressed to "My dear Friend." Sperry writes that he has enclosed evidence that the Missouri State Board of Nurse Examiners and the State Board of Health are being coerced by Stark into support James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court race.

From Ellison Neel to Wallace I. Bowers

Letter from Ellison Neel to Wallace I.

From Ellison Neel to Frank Hollingsworth

Letter from Ellison Neel to Frank Hollingsworth, chairman of the Douglas-for-Judge Club. Neel recommends John T. Harding to give a speech, and recommends spreading the word that Pendergast is causing trouble amongst the Democrats "to try to help him gratify his spite and ill-will towards" Governor Lloyd C. Stark for not reappointing the local election board.

From E.A. Whitener to Franklin D. Roosevelt

Letter from a former timekeeper on a Missouri WPA project, describing the corruption in place regarding the awarding of jobs. Gov. Lloyd Stark is CC-ed on the letter.

From Chas. F. Williams to Lloyd C. Stark

Telegram from Chas. F. Williams to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the prior day's election, stating "We killed Tom with 2000 volts in Clay County yesterday."