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Press release containing the test of a statement given by William Hirth, publisher of the Missouri Farmer and president of the Missouri Farmers' Association, regarding the state Democratic convention. Hirth reports that the recent "convention in St. Louis was the most shameful gathering of its kind in the history of Missouri," and describes animosity between Clark-Pendergast forces and Governor Lloyd C. Stark.

Date: 
April 21st 1940

Letter from Grover Childers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark reporting on current activities of the Pendergast machine, and opinions about Stark's efforts to clean up the police department. Childers also reports that President Roosevelt "is not in sympathy with political machines that defeat the public in elections."

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March 30th 1939

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James Pendergast to schedule a meeting with Tom Pendergast.

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September 16th 1935

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the logistics of the upcoming campaign, including how much time Stark will spend at his home in Louisiana, the upcoming Missouri Press Association meeting and American Royal, and gossip about other potential candidates including William Hirth.

Date: 
October 8th 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.

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November 1935

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.

Date: 
September 1935

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Date: 
1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Harry S. Truman reporting on his meeting with Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward about his campaign and how the campaign is being staffed. He writes that "on the advice of everybody, including T.J., we are not even mentioning his name; just ignoring him entirely."

Date: 
January 17th 1936

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Governor Guy B. Park recommending Ernest O. Boone and his wife for positions at the State Industrial Home for Girls in Tipton, Missouri.

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May 17th 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.

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February 11th 1936

Letter from Jim Hurst to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, updating him on Pendergast machine activities throughout the state. He reports that Tom Pendergast likes Stark very much and want to deliver Kansas City for him in the election.

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April 15th 1936

Letter from Lucille Tappan Moreland to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, indicating that she and her mother intend to vote for him in the election and noting help she has received from James Pendergast.

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July 19th 1936

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

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July 20th 1936

Letter to Lloyd Stark offering assurances and advice about his campaign for Missouri governor.

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July 30th 1936

Anonymous letter to Lloyd Stark complaining that Protestant residents of Kansas City cannot find work.

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December 6th 1938

Letter from Jacob L. Milligan to Guy B. Park discussing political "back-biting" in Missouri surrounding the funeral of Francis Wilson.

Date: 
February 8th 1933

Letter from Clara S. MucCulley to Guy B. Park requesting work for a family member. She describes herself as having worked for Tom Pendergast but has been unable to speak with him due to his illness.

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Fred Deuchler for a job in the state highway department.

Letter from James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park asking him to look into parole for Russell L. Miller.

Date: 
September 28th 1936

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