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Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark warning him of a potential situation of concern involving Matthew Murray, director of the state relief fund, and his concern that Murray "might be something sinister in the making."

Date: 
July 11th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, advising Stark on strengthening certain political relationships for the upcoming campaign, including his connection with Jim Aylward. He also writes that Judge Ross "is one of the very last men T.J. consults with when making an important political move," and that he spoke with the judge about Stark.

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September 5th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James P. Aylward, thanking Aylward for meeting with him while he was visiting Kansas City and mentioning that Colonel Bouchard's poll indicates strong support for Stark's campaign.

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September 17th 1935

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark listing politicians throughout the state with whom he recommends Stark meet, and offering to introduce him to members of the Kemper family.

Date: 
December 11th 1934

Memoradum discussing plans for Lloyd Stark's gubernatorial campaign. It notes the importance of announcing the Pendergast endorsement quickly and openly "to prevent, as far as possible, a 'reconsideration' later." It also discusses plans for establishing Stark-for-Governor clubs throughout the state, establishing patronage, finance and executive committees, and how to deal with the likely anti-Pendergast movement.

Date: 
October 1935

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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October 8th 1935

Letter from Jack McComb to Lloyd C. Stark reporting on support for Stark from various parties, including the Jackson County Court and Francis Wilson supporters. He writes that Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward have yet to make up their minds.

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September 21st 1935

Letter from James T. Lloyd to Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on his support throughout the state and the other men who may decide to run for governor. Lloyd writes that Stark has support in Lewis County, but that most areas remain undecided.

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June 18th 1935

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Clark regarding potential rivals in the campaign for governor, including Frank Harris.

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July 17th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James Pendergast, discussing upcoming campaign activities, including a Young Democratic Club Rally in Joplin, and a party he is holding at home ahead of the State Cornhusking Contest.

Telegram from Lloyd C. Stark to James Pendergast, inviting Pendergast to join a group to visit Stark and attend the Missouri State Corn Husking Contest.

Date: 
October 28th 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Date: 
September 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Date: 
November 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.

Date: 
September 1935

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Date: 
1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James Aylward, making plans to attend the Missouri Corn Husking Contest together with Colonel Thompson.

Date: 
October 24th 1935

Telegram from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast about being in Kansas City the next day and hoping to meet with him and Jim Aylward.

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January 10th 1936

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark indicating that he supports Stark's campaign for governor and making suggestions for campaign staff and equipment. He suggests "it would be a good plan to discuss the whole situation iwth Jim Aylward and Jim Pendergast, and abide by the conclusion that the three of you come to."

Date: 
January 11th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Harry S. Truman reporting on his meeting with Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward about his campaign and how the campaign is being staffed. He writes that "on the advice of everybody, including T.J., we are not even mentioning his name; just ignoring him entirely."

Date: 
January 17th 1936

Letter from Tony Buford to Lloyd C. Stark discussing his projection for the make up of the next House of Representatives, as well as support for Stark vs. William Hirth for governor.

Date: 
January 24th 1936

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