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Letter from Eleanor W. Carroll to Mrs. Katherine Stark, regarding Katherine's husband Lloyd C. Stark's candidacy for governor. She discusses Republican and Democratic support for Stark's camapaign and letters she has written to anti-Pendergast friends. She also mentions Republican women who want to work in support of Stark for governor but are unwilling to join the Democratic Women's Club to do so.

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November 19th 1935

Letter from Robert L. Hyder to Lloyd C. Stark, expressing his pleasure that Stark has been endorsed by Tom Pendergast, and noting that he has a great deal of Democratic as well as Republican support.

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October 21st 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 Charles D. Osborne to Lloyd C. Stark providing information on various individuals throughout the state, and stating that he believes Pendergast endorses good men. He is also concerned about drinking around the Capitol. Osborne describes himself as an "anti-prohibitionist" but worries that "mixed drinking in politics is bound to create very many unfortunate conditions and is demoralizing the women in politics."

Date: 
November 4th 1935

Letter from Jim Huron to Governor Lloyd C. Stark prior to his election as Missouri governor, recommending rest before the upcoming strenuous gubernatorial campaign, and predicting a political career leading to bigger things than governor.

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November 5th 1935

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Stark noting Pendergast's decision to support Stark and discussing potential candidates for attorney general. He believes Franklin Miller would be a superior candidate to Roy McKittrick.

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October 16th 1935

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Clark regarding potential rivals in the campaign for governor, including Frank Harris.

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July 17th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to R. P. Spencer, thanking him for his advice and reporting that he thinks Senator Bennett Clark will be friendly to his campaign. He also mentions contacts in Howard County and Arrow Rock.

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July 5th 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."

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June 29th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to R. P. Spencer, writing that he does have friends within the Pendergast organization but that he does "not intend to be a candidate of any faction or section, but of the whole Democratic Party in Missouri."

Date: 
June 22nd 1935

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Stark discussing Stark's prospects and whether or not he will received Pendergast's support.

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June 14th 1935

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Stark regarding a Democratic picnic in Arrow Rock and a rumor that Stark had been affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.

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June 4th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Chester A. Franklin, editor of The Call newspaper, offering to discuss further his suggestions "concerning the need of better educational facilities for the Negroes in Missouri."

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November 13th 1935

Letter from Chester A. Franklin, editor of The Call newspaper, to Lloyd C. Stark. Franklin writes that "for Negroes, Missouri has two shortcomings which would disappear under strict enforcement of the law": education and public transportation.

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November 11th 1935

Publication containing excerpts from newspapers throughout the state with endorsements and positive reports for Stark's candidacy for governor.

Date: 
1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Jim Pendergast, making a gift of a jug of Golden Delicious apple cider from Stark's orchard.

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November 20th 1935

Telegram from Lloyd C. Stark to James Pendergast, inviting Pendergast to join a group to visit Stark and attend the Missouri State Corn Husking Contest.

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October 28th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James Pendergast, writing that he is sending a gift of a "small white pencil" to Mrs. Pendergast.

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May 21st 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast, writing that he is sending "a little fountain pencil" as a gift for Mrs. Pendergast.

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May 21st 1935

Telegram from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast offering sympathy for Tom's sister's death.

Date: 
July 14th 1935

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