Pendergast, James M.

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Correspondence

Letter from Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. to his nephew, Kansas City Court of Appeals Judge Ewing C. Bland on January 18, 1937. Mitchell continues his heated response by claiming that Bland was only elected because of his father's (Richard P. Bland) reputable civic career. Mitchell asserts that Bland tarnishes his father's memory by not resigning his position from a court allegedly influenced by the Pendergast machine.

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Letter from Robert A. Cummins to Governor Park, asking for details on his recent appointment in the Missouri Department of Food and Inspection.

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Correspondence

Letter from William Ledbetter to Charles Aylward discussing Lloyd Stark's attempts to meet with Jim and Tom Pendergast while visiting Kansas City and other campaign updates.

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Correspondence

Response letter from U. A McBride to Governor Park's secretary Sam Hargus in which he emphasizes his affiliation with Tom Pendergast and seeks a job.

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Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing Stark campaign issues, how appointments will be allotted through Missouri counties, and appointing members of the campaign's finance committee.

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Correspondence

Letter from Tom Boydston to Guy B. Park about an article in a Massachusetts newspaper about Pendergast's control over Kansas City. He writes "that the real reason that Tom Pendergast has a hold on the people of Kansas City, is that he is a real benefactor, feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, and puts money in the pocket of the down and out fellow." He claims that "we of Platte County origin hate 'Old John Brown'," the abolitionist.

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Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park asking him to look into parole for Russell L. Miller.

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Correspondence

Telegram from Jim Pendergast to Governor Guy Park of Missouri asking that T. H. Cutler be retained as Chief Engineer.

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast regarding appointees for the tax and game commissions.

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James Pendergast, writing that he is sending a gift of a "small white pencil" to Mrs. Pendergast.

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Correspondence

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the logistics of the upcoming campaign, including how much time Stark will spend at his home in Louisiana, the upcoming Missouri Press Association meeting and American Royal, and gossip about other potential candidates including William Hirth.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Letter from Chief U.S. Probation Officer Lewis J. Grout to Judge Merrill E. Otis concerning Criminal Case No. 14458: United States vs. Thomas J. Pendergast, Defendant. In this letter, Grout affirms that despite newspaper reports, T. J. Pendergast has not participated in political activities since his release from prison. These actions would be a violation of Pendergast's parole. During this time, Pendergast was accused of directing Harry Truman's political campaign.

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