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Letter from J. B. Fletcher to Governor Lloyd C. Stark expressing opinions on Stark's election, his dislike of Pendergast, and how he thinks voting should work in future elections. Fletcher says Stark should "give voters single ticket and convict old Pendergas[t]."

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May 2nd 1938

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.

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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 Robert A. Glenn to Lloyd C. Stark writing about the view of the governors race from St. Louis and what issues may await him during the campaign.

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October 17th 1935

Letter from Lloyd L. Cantrell to Lloyd C. Stark providing information about the attitudes of voters in Newton County, and also providing his opinion on William Hirth potentially running against Stark. He writes that Hirth's candidacy "need not cause you a moments worry because he can't handle his own organization ... and his domineering way and impractical radical ideas coupled with his age and physical condition elimintes him in every way as a serious contender."

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October 25th 1935

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Stark suggesting Stark open his campaign in Fayette, William Hirth potentially running against him, and other campaign issues.

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January 9th 1936

Letter from S. P. Lidell to Lloyd C. Stark regarding William Hirth deciding to enter the governors race and Stark's potential support by Tom Pendergast. Lidell writes that he is telling friends that Stark "couldn't afford to tell Mr. Pendergast that you wouldn't want his support."

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January 13th 1936

Letter from Clarence Cannon to Lloyd C. Stark reporting on a dinner with William Hirth where Hirth expressed his intention of running for governor and described what he believed Stark's vulnerabilities were. He also writes that Hirth told him "that he does not intend to indulge in personalities and expects to confine himself to the issues of the campaign -- unless he is himself attacked on personal grounds."

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January 14th 1936

Letter from Sheriff B. R. Williams to Lloyd C. Stark, discussing his work and the upcoming campaign. Williams is undecided as to whether he will run for public office in this election, but writes that "there are so many insistent demands from friends for me to run for Prosecuting Attorney."

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January 18th 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.

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January 24th 1936

Letter from W. G. Dillon to Lloyd C. Stark, writing that he believes William Hirth has no effective argument against Stark's campaign, but that "the straw-horse he is building will be T.J. Pendergast." Dillon also advises Stark not to rely on Republican crossover votes to carry him.

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May 21st 1936

Letter from Ernest O. Boone to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the need for "a better Lincoln University for the Negro Youth of the state" and information about the gubernatorial race.

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January 29th 1936

Letter from Ernest O. Boone to Lloyd C. Stark reporting that the statewide Negro Democratic Convention voted to endorse Stark's candidacy for governor.

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October 25th 1935

Letter from J. R. Davis to Lloyd C. Stark discussing William Hirth's entry into the governor race and the impact of Tom Pendergast's endorsement on the Stark campaign.

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January 8th 1936

Letter to Lloyd Stark outlining the allegiance of political factions in Missouri for the 1936 gubernatorial election.

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March 19th 1936

Letter from Dr. H. Kirkendall to Lloyd C. Stark reporting on the political outlook in Oregon County.

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June 17th 1936

Letter from S. S. Ball to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, discussing and disparaging his opponent in the race, William Hirth.

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January 8th 1936

Letter from Fr. Theon Schoen to Lloyd Parks, assuring him that all Democrats and many Republicans intend to vote for him in the gubernatorial election.

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April 30th 1936

Letter from O. W. Joslyn of Charleston, Missouri to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, assuring him that support for his opponent is not strong in Mississippi County.

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January 7th 1936

Letter to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark advising him as to the status of support for his campaign in various Missouri communities and the likely performance of William Hirth in the race. Brisley added as a postscript: "Please destroy."

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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.
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