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

Date: 
November 20th 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Date: 
September 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards.

Date: 
November 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Casimir J. Welch, writing that he is sending Welch a jug of cider made from his orchard's Golden Delicious apples.

Date: 
November 20th 1935

Report from William Kitchen on the status of Lloyd Stark's gubernatorial campaign in various communities across Missouri.

Date: 
July 20th 1936

The author urges Lloyd Stark's secretary Sallye Powell to communicate Stark's schedule for a Legion Convention in Springfield to Jerry Duggan.

Date: 
August 26th 1936

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 William Kitchen in which he states his ideas for handling Lloyd Stark's opponent in an upcoming speech.

Date: 
August 1936

Letter from William Kitchen updating candidate Lloyd Stark on developments with his opponents inthe Democratic primary.

Date: 
August 29th 1936

Letter from Frank Page to William Kitchen in response to a previous letter. Page indicates that an unnamed person, mentioned in an earlier clipping, does not work, and does not farm in particular.

Date: 
August 28th 1936

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discusses filling the position of Veterans' Placement Officer for the State of Missouri.

Date: 
August 1st 1935

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman responds to Kitchen concerning the replacement of Neal Williams as Veterans' Placement Officer for the State of Missouri. Truman says that he will try to place Kitchen's recommendation in the position once it is open.

Date: 
August 14th 1935

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discusses Franklin D. Roosevelt's unpopularity among World War veterans. Kitchen suggests that the President must attend the American Legion National Convention in St. Louis that year if he intends to visit the following year during his reelection campaign.

Date: 
August 14th 1935

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman responds to Kitchen suggestion that President Roosevelt attends the 1935 American Legion National Convention in St. Louis. Truman agrees that it would be wise for the President to attend and will try to convince him to do so.

Date: 
August 17th 1935

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen encourages Truman to give K. E. Long of Newburg, Missouri a job under Mr. Murray. Kitchen finds Long to be "well connected politically in Phelps County and I am, therefore, extremely anxious that he be placed on the payroll at the earliest possible date."

Date: 
August 9th 1935

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman provides copies of favorable recommendations he gave to Julien N. Friant on behalf of H. M. Long and to Harry Easley on behalf of Ralph C. Bowman.

Date: 
November 21st 1935

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen describes in detail an investigation by Harvey L. Duncan concerning an alleged theft of an interstate shipment of liquor. Kitchen warns against a conspiracy charge, which would reflect poorly on the Kansas City organization. Thus, he suggests that any suspect be tried separately, and not as co-conspirators in a large scheme. In order to do this, Kitchen recommends Truman has Bennett C. Clark call Maurice M. Milligan and request that Milligan prosecutes violators separately.

Date: 
May 12th 1936

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman confirms receipt of Kitchen's letter concerning an alleged theft of an interstate shipment of liquor and Harvey L. Duncan's investigation of the same. Truman cryptically and succinctly responds saying, "I am looking into the matter as carefully as I possibly can."

Date: 
May 14th 1936

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides supplementary information on investigation by Harvey L. Duncan concerning an alleged theft of an interstate shipment of liquor. Kitchen provides more intel on Duncan, his plans, and on John T. Burkett, a colleague of Duncan's that "is building a fire under him."

Date: 
May 14th 1936

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen requests Truman's help in confirming his sister, Elizabeth Kitchen Black, as Postmaster of Mound City, Missouri. Kitchen also requests an autographed portrait of Truman for Kitchen to hang in his office.

Date: 
May 8th 1936

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