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Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing upcoming meetings with press associations and the support Stark has with various lawyers and politicians in the state versus other prospective candidates.

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June 16th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Mrs. Francis M. Wilson, stating his confidence that he will receive the support of the Pendergast machine and Bennett Clark.

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July 6th 1935

Letter from Congressman Clarence Cannon to Lloyd C. Stark, relating a conversaion with Rufus Jackson about who Pendergast and the Missouri Democrats were opting to support in the upcoming gubernatorial race.

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July 13th 1935

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing coverage of Stark's candidacy in the Louisiana Press-Journal and his support by Pendergast and Bennett Clark.

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October 1st 1935

Letter from E. Mont. Reily to Lloyd C. Stark, vowing to support the candidate backed by Tom Pendergast if he doesn't like the candidate nominated by the Republican party.

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October 26th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Duke Shoop discussing other potential candidates for governor as well as campaign logistics. Stark writes that his campaign has "received about 67% of all the spaces in the newspapers devoted to the gubernatorial candidates since the last election, while all the other candidates put together have received the remaining 33%."

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to R. P. Spencer, thanking him for his advice and reporting that he thinks Senator Bennett Clark will be friendly to his campaign. He also mentions contacts in Howard County and Arrow Rock.

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July 5th 1935

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Clark discussing campaign logistics and courtesies and how various state politicians feel about his candidacy. He also discusses campaigning in Arrow Rock and Jefferson City, and warns that "a faction in St. Louis, friends of Igoe, and ... of Mayor Dickmann, wish to throw their support to some candidate, other than the one supported by Pendergast."

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June 29th 1935

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to Lloyd Stark regarding the appointment of Harold Brown.

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July 2nd 1936

Letter from W. H. Reed to Lloyd Stark offering his support for his candidacy for Missouri governor.

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December 16th 1935

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to Lloyd Stark in which he describes the resentment toward the Pendergast machine in his part of Missouri.

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May 30th 1935

Clipping from Time (magazine) on February 22, 1937 detailing the election fraud that occured in Kansas City during the 1936 General Election. The article features extended quotes from Judge Albert L. Reeves concerning the election fraud, including the following: "We can't surrender the ballot boxes to thugs, gangsters and plug-uglies who patrol the streets with machine guns. We can't stand for that any longer." The article then provides a history of political corruption in Kansas City through 1936.

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February 22nd 1937
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