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Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on the newspaper's reception at Truman laying off over two hundred county workers: "The Star is off me anyway. I think our friend at the city hall has been "helping me out" down there."

Photograph showing Tom Pendergast and his nephew James Pendergast. Tom Pendergast is seated, and his nephew standing.

Letter from Ralph Emerson Truman to his cousin Harry S. Truman in which Ralph expresses his condolences for Harry's loss in re-election as judge of Jackson County. Ralph reminds Harry of his accomplishments while in office and mentions that after the upcoming administration, he could easily win re-election in two years.

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.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri.

Letter from William T. Kemper, Sr. of the Commerce Trust Company to Harry S. Truman congratulating him on his Democratic nomination for Judge of Jackson County, Missouri.

Letter from Harry S. Truman at Fort Riley, Kansas to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. This letter reveals his growing association with Tom Pendergast. Truman says, "I wonder if you would call up Buck and ask him to see Tom and get Tom to request Reed to pay me a visit.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman comments on the appointment for a new judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He states, "I think the longer we wait on this thing the better off we are going to be."

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Pickwick Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri to his wife Bess in Buena Vista, Colorado. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his return to Kansas City and his speech there. Of his associates, he noted that "Mr. [Bennett C.] Clark accepted but failed to appear as usual. Told Jim P.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman warns Bess of the dangers that accompanies his responsibilities as Jackson County judge: "Please be careful about eating anything that comes in the mail. Someone sent me a cake the other day and I threw it away.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman informs Bess that he will be calling President Roosevelt concerning James K. Vardaman, Jr and court proposition and executive reorganization plan.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Eddie Meisburger of the Kansas City Journal. After Meisburger updates Truman on how the Pendergast organization may be able to provide Meisburger's father with continued employment, Truman responds.

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