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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

Letter from Joseph Werby to candidate for Missouri governor, Lloyd Stark. Werby states his affiliation with Tom Pendergast and offers to create slogans and billboard advertising for Stark's campaign.

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October 16th 1935

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

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February 8th 1933

Letter from Judge William Ragland to Senator Francis Wilson of Missouri discussing upcoming re-election bids and the support of the Pendergast regime.

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September 30th 1931

Letter from Missouri Senator Francis Wilson to W. W. Gibbany describing his prospects for victory in the upcoming elections.

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February 11th 1932

Letter from Missouri Senator Francis Wilson to W. T. Carrington, describing his attitude toward campaigning, party loyalty and Missouri political machines.

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June 3rd 1932

Letter from A. S. Humes to J. H. Hull regarding the upcoming election, and particularly the political climate in Henry and Cole counties.

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November 1st 1932

Letter to the editor from Grover Childers of Kansas City, complaining about Tom Pendergast's attempts to consolidate statewide power through the endorsement of Francis Wilson and Charles Howell.

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September 4th 1931

Letter from Francis Wilson to James M. Pendergast describing the actions of H. G. Cherry, a Pendergast affiliate who was nonetheless speaking ill of Senator Wilson.

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November 6th 1931

Letter from J. E. Turner of Kansas City to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis M. Wilson, offering his assistance and inviting him on a hunting trip.

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December 31st 1931

Letter from Walton Holmes to C. A. Leedy advising Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis Wilson to work with a Kansas City campaign manager who is not affiliated closely with the Pendergast machine.

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July 25th 1932

Article from the 'Missouri Cash Book' criticizing the candidacy of Francis M. Wilson for Governor, mostly due to his associations with the Pendergast Machine of Kansas City.

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June 23rd 1932

Letter from Francis Wilson to Gray Snyder asking him to investigate whether the actions of his opponent, Grover Childers, were having any detrimental effect.

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February 11th 1932

Letter from Missouri candidate for governor Francis Wilson to J. D. Hawkins of Webb City, asserting that his opponent, Russell Dearmont would not be successful due to his criticism of the Pendergast Machine of Kansas City.

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February 11th 1932

Letter from W. B. Fahy of Monroe City, Missouri to gubernatorial candidate francis Wilson, describing the tactics of his opponent in Shelby County.

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February 16th 1932

Letter from Francis Wilson to Frank A. Brannock, defending the work of the political machines of Missouri and criticizing Democrats who side with republicans against them.

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February 17th 1932

Letter from M. O. Biggs to Missouri candidate for Governor Francis Wilson, advising him that his opponent was making headway in the Southeast portion of the state.

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February 18th 1932

Letter from George Vest to Missouri candidate for Governor Francis Wilson, describing the nature of his support and that of his opponent, Russel Dearmont, in St. Louis.

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February 18th 1932

Letter from J. C. Henderson to the Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch criticizing their editorial of Feb. 25, 1932, and defending the Pendergast regime.

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February 25th 1932

Letter from Francis Wilson to William Igoe discussing Wilson's primary race for Missouri Governor against Russel Dearmont, including the newspapers from which he will receive endorsements and how to handle a relationship with Tom Pendergast.

Date: 
March 1932

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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.
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