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Letter from Mrs. Harris M. Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor, discussing his anticipated endorsement by Tom Pendergast, as well as personal matters.

Date: 
July 4th 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."

Date: 
June 29th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast, discussing the appointment of Scott Wilson to the highway commission and other political issues.

Date: 
January 20th 1933

Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing Stark campaign issues, how appointments will be allotted through Missouri counties, and appointing members of the campaign's finance committee.

Date: 
February 11th 1936

Unsigned typed document, presumably written by Lloyd Stark. It regards a visit to William Igoe in St. Louis about the feasibility of the author's chances in running for Missouri governor.

Date: 
May 1st 1935

Letter from William Igoe to Lloyd Stark about Bernard Dickmann's candidacy for St. Louis mayor .

Date: 
February 18th 1933

Letter to William Igoe from Lloyd Stark concerning the St. Louis mayoral race, and Bernard Dickmann's candidacy in particular.

Date: 
February 23rd 1933

Letter of introduction from William Igoe for William J. Brennan to Sam Hargus. He asks that Brennan be granted a meeting with the Governor.

Date: 
April 27th 1933

Letter from George Vest to Missouri candidate for Governor Francis Wilson, describing the nature of his support and that of his opponent, Russel Dearmont, in St. Louis.

Date: 
February 18th 1932

Two letters from Lloyd C. Stark regarding Democratic candidate for Missouri Governor, Francis M. Wilson. The first was sent to Wilson, and refers to the enclosed second letter, which seeks to secure the campaign work of W. M. Ledbetter.

Date: 
February 24th 1932

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Democratic candidate for Missouri governor, Francis M. Wilson, discussing campaign strategy in St. Louis, and his desire for a landslide victory over his opponent in the primary.

Date: 
February 24th 1932

Letter from Democratic candidate for Missouri governor Francis Wilson in which he discusses the health of former senator James A. Reed, his own health struggles, his campaign headquarters in Platte City and his opponent in the primary, Russel Dearmont.

Date: 
February 1932

Letter from Francis Wilson to William Igoe discussing Wilson's primary race for Missouri Governor against Russel Dearmont, including the newspapers from which he will receive endorsements and how to handle a relationship with Tom Pendergast.

Date: 
March 1932

Letter from G. H. Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in which Foree discusses the possible outcome of the U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri. He predicts Bennett C. Clark will be "diplomatic enough and spineless enough in case Thurman [Truman] is nominated and elected... to get in the good graces of 'Boss Tom.'"

Date: 
May 21st 1934

Letter from G. H Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 14, 1934. Foree speculates how the current field of U.S. Senate candidates for Missouri formed and who will win at election. He comments, "This coming primary is not one in which the choice of Democracy will win- it will be Boss manipulated."

Date: 
June 14th 1934

Letter from G. H. Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 19, 1934. In the U.S. Senate race, Foree notes candidates Jacob L. Milligan and John J. Cochran fighting each other, but notes little press in St. Louis on Harry S. Truman. On this point, Foree comments, "Pendergast never did hunt ducks with a brass band."

Date: 
June 19th 1934

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. to his father Ralph F. Lozier. Ralph, Jr. informs Ralph, Sr. of the death of W. D. Penny and suggests that he announces his Senate campaign without the support of T. J. Pendergast. Thus, Charles M. Howell will drop out of his campaign, leaving Pendergast to support Ralph, Sr.

Date: 
February 1st 1934
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