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Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which he discusses a recent meeting with James A. Farley. In this meeting, Farley had asked if it was okay for Thomas J. Pendergast to control Kansas City appointments. Clark firmly opposed this and mentions that Farley divulged that "the President himself at Albany had promised this patronage to Pendergast before the convention!"

Date: 
March 22nd 1933

Letter from Tom Pendergast to Senator James A. Reed recommending he hear Ruth J. Rubel's business proposition.

Letter from Senator James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking for his assistance in getting William P. Ryan work.

Date: 
January 19th 1931

Letter from Senator James A. Reed to James M. Pendergast forwarding a request from a young man seeking assistance.

Date: 
February 20th 1931

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking for assistance for Samuel M. Cromwell.

Date: 
October 29th 1927

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast seeking assistance for Tim Hallissey.

Date: 
April 22nd 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast, hoping to obtain Tom Swope work supplying milk to the city hospitals.

Date: 
February 28th 1934

Letter from Miss Reta Walters accusing Harry Truman of being in league with Tom Pendergast and providing evidence to support her claim. She also notes prominent Kansas Citians who advocated for clemency for Pendergast after his conviction of tax evasion. Documents also address Pendergast's involvement in the liquor distilling and distribution business.

Date: 
April 7th 1944

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding Judge C. C. Dickinson's position on the Eighteenth Amendment, and remarks that he thinks "you can trust him to go along and get rid of thise prohibition nuisance."

Date: 
July 20th 1932

Telegram from Tom Pendergast to Senator James A. Reed regarding "the Franklin matter."

Date: 
January 18th 1926

Copy of a telegram form James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding "the Franklin matter."

Date: 
January 21st 1926

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast recommending Judge Nichols for a position.

Date: 
April 17th 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding a conversation with Joe Shannon about Mr. Kingsley (probably George Kingsley).

Date: 
May 8th 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast regarding the position of city coroner, recommending Dr. Allen Porter for the job.

Date: 
April 5th 1928

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast asking him to give consideration to J. J. Brink.

Date: 
November 3rd 1934

Letter from James A. Reed to Tom Pendergast recommending that he support Lee B. Ewing for Congress.

Date: 
April 30th 1932
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.