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Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Major Lloyd C. Stark, writing that he had recommended Stark as candidate for governor to his friend, Tom Pendergast.

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January 4th 1934

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Jimmy Hurst discussing the state of their orchards and making an invitation to visit his own orchard if he happens through.

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January 10th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the state of his orchard and conversations with Tom Pendergast. He also invites Stark to use him as a reference with Casimir Welch or Jim Aylward.

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January 17th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark discussing Pendergast support in the gubernatorial race vs that for Roy McKittrick, and Hurst's efforts to gather support for Stark.

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Johnny Wurzer promoting Lloyd Stark's candidacy for governor and asking him to "get them talking Stark" in Liberty.

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July 7th 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 Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on a meeting he had with Tom Pendergast. Hurst writes that Pendergast said he would support whichever candidate for governor came out on top, and Hurst believes that Stark is likely to be that man.

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September 14th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on receiving the endorsement of the Pendergast organization, and vowing to work "to see that you are elected by one of the greatest and highest figures of all time."

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October 16th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Casimir J. Welch hoping that Mrs. Welch will recover quickly from an illness.

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July 9th 1935

Letter from Jim Hurst to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, updating him on Pendergast machine activities throughout the state. He reports that Tom Pendergast likes Stark very much and want to deliver Kansas City for him in the election.

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April 15th 1936

Letter from Lloyd Stark thanking Jimmie Hurst for passing along Tom Pendergast's words in a previous letter. Stark also indicates that he fought in a World War I battle with Jim Pendergast.

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April 20th 1936

Letter to Thomas Lococo in which Jimmie Hurst describes unrest within the Missouri Young Democrats organization. He stresses that Tom Pendergast has no affiliation or interest in either faction, and wishes to remain neutral.

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April 21st 1936

Letter from Jimmie Hurst to Lloyd Stark, warning him about the activities of Roger Taylor who, among other things, was setting up phony Stark clubs in order to steal contributions intended for the campaign.

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April 22nd 1936

Letter from Paul A. Hasting, who is a candidate for an unnamed office in Carrollton, asking Hurst to petition Lloyd Stark for his support in the race.

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May 12th 1936

Letter from James Hurst to Lloyd Stark providing a recommendation and introduction to Paul A. Hartung of Carrollton, Missouri.

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May 13th 1936

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Mrs. Powell regarding Stark's campaign and marshalling machine support.

Letter from Jimmie Hurst to Lloyd stark updating him on campaign attitudes and activities across Missouri.

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July 30th 1936

Letter from James Hurst to Paul Williams, praising him for his work in getting out the vote for gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark.

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August 13th 1936

Letter from James Hurst praising John Whitsel for organizing a St. Joseph meeting on behalf of candidate for Missouri Governor, Lloyd C. Stark.

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August 12th 1936

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Governor Park, in response to being overlooked for an appointment.

Date: 
June 29th 1933

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