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Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast, including copies of letters to Senator Wilson and mentioning the upcoming Chicago Democratic Convention.

Date: 
June 24th 1932

Letter from Mitchell J. Henderson to Guy B. Park, incoming Missouri Governor, asking to meet with him about a job in his administration.

Date: 
December 31st 1932

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett describing his political activities over the years and his opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Date: 
April 11th 1938

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He asserts "[t]he first nomination for United States Senator of Harry S. Truman was stolen," and proceeds to argue that point. The Pendergast machine is described as "the most corrupt, the most brazen, gang of thieves who ever looted an American city," and describes the Pendergasts' businesses' activities and obstructions around the city.

Date: 
October 6th 1944

Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He first responds to Harry Truman's statement to a reporter that "he never had sought the support of the Pendergast political organization in Missouri" and that the Pendergast machine was not involved in scandal until after he was elected to the Senate.

Date: 
October 1944

Letter from Judge William Ragland to Senator Francis Wilson of Missouri discussing upcoming re-election bids and the support of the Pendergast regime.

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September 30th 1931

Letter from A. S. Humes to J. H. Hull regarding the upcoming election, and particularly the political climate in Henry and Cole counties.

Date: 
November 1st 1932

Letter from J. E. Turner of Kansas City to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis M. Wilson, offering his assistance and inviting him on a hunting trip.

Date: 
December 31st 1931

First issue of 'The Jeffersonian,' the official publication of the Young Democratic Club of Missouri.

Date: 
June 18th 1932

Volume 3, No. 10 of 'So The People May Know' and self-described "publication opposed to utility merchandising." The issue contains statement by each major candidate on the issue of utility merchandising.

Date: 
July 1932

Letter with unclear signature to Missouri candidate for Governor Francis M. Wilson, providing a sample letter sent out on behalf of his candidacy.

Date: 
July 7th 1932

Letter from John T. Barker to C. A. Leedy describing the primary race for Missouri Governor between Democrats Francis M. Wilson and Russell Dearmont.

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July 19th 1932

Letter from Edward P. Heller to Francis M. Wilson

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July 20th 1932

Letter from Walton Holmes to C. A. Leedy advising Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis Wilson to work with a Kansas City campaign manager who is not affiliated closely with the Pendergast machine.

Date: 
July 25th 1932

A letter from J. Stuart Morrison to Francis Wilson discussing the circumstances of his departure from the Missouri School for the Deaf, and implying that he would like the appointment if Wilson wins the general election for Governor.

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August 14th 1932

Letter from U.S. Senator Harry B. Hawes to Francis Wilson discussing the outcome of the recent Democratic primary, and the path forward for the campaign.

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August 4th 1932

Article from the 'Missouri Cash Book' criticizing the candidacy of Francis M. Wilson for Governor, mostly due to his associations with the Pendergast Machine of Kansas City.

Date: 
June 23rd 1932

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis Wilson, recommending he help out Clarence Cannon in exchange for assistance on the campaign.

Date: 
February 10th 1932

Letter from Francis Wilson to Gray Snyder asking him to investigate whether the actions of his opponent, Grover Childers, were having any detrimental effect.

Date: 
February 11th 1932

Letter from Missouri candidate for governor Francis Wilson to J. D. Hawkins of Webb City, asserting that his opponent, Russell Dearmont would not be successful due to his criticism of the Pendergast Machine of Kansas City.

Date: 
February 11th 1932

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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.