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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 J. H. Easley to Lloyd C. Stark discussing prospects in Stark's upcoming election. He writes that it is early in the campaign and "most of the talk is to find out who is going to be the strongest and who will [Pendergast] back."

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February 4th 1935

Letter from J. H. Easley to Tom Pendergast, encouraging him to support Lloyd Stark for Missouri governor. He reports that "in Laclede County, and the immediate section around it, there is considerable favorable sentiment for Col. Lloyd Stark," and that "no one else seems to have any following."

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September 26th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to George G. Starmer regarding Tom Pendergast and Stark's gubernatorial campaign.

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November 26th 1935

Letter from George G. Starmer to Lloyd C. Stark regarding campaign appointments.

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November 15th 1935

Letter from G. R. Chamberlin to Lloyd C. Stark, discussing Pendergast's endorsement of Stark and other campaign issues. Chamberlin also assures that Stark "can rely on [Cass] county for a heavy majority and practically a clean sweep."

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October 16th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Mabel Dunlap regarding her support for his gubernatorial campaign and his likely endorsement by the Pendergast machine.

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April 29th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Senator Harry S. Truman regarding a visit Stark had with Pendergast, described as "our mutual friend in Kansas City."

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March 22nd 1935

Letter from Charles W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark discussing campaign activities and supporters in Dade and Greene counties in southern Missouri, as well as which candidate Pendergast intends to support.

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April 9th 1935

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 Democracy Publishing Company to Lloyd C. Stark asking if he would like to participate or place an advertisement in an upcoming issue, and describing their recent issues as featuring Tom Pendergast and James Aylward.

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June 18th 1935

Letter from Paul N. to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor. He provides election advise, such as not coming out as an anti-Pendergast candidate, and keeping liquor away from his reception room "as there are many, many voters who hate the sight of booze and it will cost you the respect of the rural voters."

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June 19th 1935

Letter from Sy E. to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor, providing advice and connections for his campaign, and suggesting he has the endorsement of Tom Pendergast.

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July 13th 1935

Letter signed "Hayz" to Lloyd C. Stark indicating that some people thought Roy McKittrick would be a strong opponent for Stark in the gubernatorial election and that the machine had not yet decided which candidate to support. He writes: "I told him that the Boss ought to put his okay on a man who would run good out in the state and keep the organization intact."

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July 2nd 1935

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 Lloyd C. Stark to Mrs. Francis M. Wilson, discussing how he is waiting to learn if Pendergast will support his candidacy.

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June 27th 1935

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.

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July 4th 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 Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark warning him of a potential situation of concern involving Matthew Murray, director of the state relief fund, and his concern that Murray "might be something sinister in the making."

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July 11th 1935

Letter from W. R. Reavis to Lloyd C. Stark. Reavis writes that Pendergast's support is a good goal, but that he believes Stark's candidacy could still be successful without that endorsement. He writes that "to allow [the machine] to continue to dominate the party outstate is inviting disaster," and that "a smart man in the governor's chair could circumscribe their activities without alienating their support and cooperation."

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July 11th 1935

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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.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.