Letter from Frank E. Thompson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Thompson informs Truman that he had been let go of his job as a machinist without cause. After attempting to contact James M. Pendergast, he asks for Truman to use his influence to prompt his reinstatement as machinist. Thompson mentions he is a committed member of the 12th Ward Pendergast Democratic Club under the direction of Tommy Fitzgerald.
Photocopy of a letter from Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in which Truman discusses property matters concerning Fred Klaber and Russell Gabriel. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.
Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast in Lexington, Virginia. James explains the circumstances of John Lazia's death and mentions being there with him as he died in the hospital. James then updates her on other personal details. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.
Photocopy of a letter from President Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in which Truman expresses his desire for Pendergast to be able to reestablish the Kansas City Democratic organization of the 1920's and 1930's. He also hopes that James's current feud with the Aylwards does not hinder this goal. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.
Photocopy of a letter on behalf of President Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast, President of the Jackson Democratic Club at 1908 Main Street. Enclosed with the letter was a check for $6.00 to the Jackson Democratic Club, a Pendergast organization, for membership dues for 1947. Attached to the letter is a newspaper article from February 14, 1986 that recognizes this membership renewal forty years previous. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.
Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Robidoux in St. Joseph, Missouri to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In the letter, Truman mentions sharing his hotel room with James Pendergast during an American Legion State Convention. Truman comments that James is, "a nice boy and as smart as the old man he's named for."
Letter from V. R. Messall on behalf of Senator Harry S. Truman Young Democratic Club of Eastern Jackson County President Jewell B. Hodge. Messall responds to Hodge's request for a solution for the political situation currently affecting Independence, Missouri Mayor Roger T. Sermon and James M. Pendergast. He informs Hodge that Truman has already left for Missouri for at least a week and that Messall will notify Truman upon his return to Washington.
Letter from Ewing C. Bland to his uncle, Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on January 20, 1936. In Bland's lengthy response, he explains how the public views Bland and Mitchell to be connected politically, and how Mitchell consistently jeopardizes Bland by attacking the Kansas City organization for Mitchell's own political gain. Because of Bland's diminished political standing and Mitchell's public connection with Marie Plummer, it would be impossible to leverage for her reinstatement without being charged with nepotism.