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Letter from W. G. Dillon to Lloyd C. Stark, discussing Stark's opponents' attempts to slur him with his Pendergast connection, but says "the fact is that the Pendergast issue is not hurting us."

Date: 
October 2nd 1936

Letter from Josephine Lay to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark discussing attitudes about his recent endoresement by Tom Pendergast.

Date: 
December 3rd 1935

This letter from Kitchen recommends placing an advertisement in the 'Missouri Legionnaire' in response to one placed by his competitor in the gubernatorial primary. He concludes by encouraging Lloyd Stark to meet very soon with Tom Pendergast because he learned that the Kansas City strongman was soon to have surgery in New York.

Date: 
August 25th 1936

Letter from Clarence Cannon to Lloyd Stark, recounting a speech by his Republican opponent, Jesse Barrett. The text discusses corruption under the Pendergast Machine and throughout the state, including insurance and pension fraud.

Date: 
September 12th 1936

Letter from Claude Findly to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark pledging his support for his campaign and discussing the general sentiment in St. Louis.

Date: 
September 21st 1936

Letter from H. R, Conway to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, reporting on a campaign rally by his opponent, Jessee Barrett.

Date: 
October 21st 1936

Letter from William P. Harvey to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, describing the situation with Missouri pensions and voting irregularities as they pertain to the campaign.

Date: 
August 19th 1936

Letter from J. G. Wells to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark informing him of attitudes toward his candidacy and his opponent Jesse Barrett from residents of Kansas and Kansas City.

Date: 
September 21st 1936

Political publication in the form of a "sample ballot" indicating that a vote for Jesse Barrett was a vote against Pendergast influence in Missouri.

Date: 
1936

Transcript of a speech given by candidate Lloyd Stark on the eve of the Missouri elections. The speech was given over KSD radio on Monday, Nov. 2 from 4:45 to 5 p.m.

Date: 
November 2nd 1936

Letter from John Alpes to Jesse W. Barrett regarding Barrett potentially running as a Republican candidate for governor.

Date: 
December 22nd 1935

Letter from Jesse Barrett to David M. Proctor indicating his desire to clean up Kansas City and rid the state of the influence of the Pendergast Machine.

Date: 
January 21st 1936

Letter from John S. Bates to Republican gubernatorial candidate Jesse Barrett describing the support for his campaign in Kansas City.

Date: 
February 4th 1936

Letter from Paul Weitkam to Jesse W. Barrett regarding Barrett's candidacy for governor, noting supporters he has spoken with and suggesting that Tom Pendergast doesn't have the hold that he once did.

Date: 
February 5th 1936

Letter and statement from William Hirth, refuting accusations about his support of Jesse Barrett for Missouri Governor.

Date: 
January 1st 1937

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article entitled "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri" about the corrupt activities of Boss Tom Pendergast of Kansas City.

Date: 
March 6th 1937

Letter from I. N. Watson of Kansas City to Jesse Barrett, describing the status of federal indictments for election fraud in the District Court. He also discusses the pending appointments of new Election Board members.

Date: 
October 2nd 1937

Response letter from Jesse Barrett to I. N. Watson describing his positive reactions to developments in Kansas City, including the prosecutions of election fraud perpetrators and the Governor's appointments to the Election Board.

Date: 
October 23rd 1937

Letter from Frederick Whitten congratulating Jesse Barrett for his work in removing Pendergast Machine affiliates.

Date: 
February 5th 1938

Letter from Lester Seacat describes an enclosed chart of election-related activities in various districts in Kansas City.

Date: 
February 18th 1938

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