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Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to J. H. Easley discussing Stark's gubernatorial campaign. He writes that he understands "that the Kansas City organization will support the strongest candidates, and if that is true,... we should have their support."

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February 6th 1935

Letter from J. H. Easley to Tom Pendergast, encouraging him to support Lloyd Stark for Missouri governor. He reports that "in Laclede County, and the immediate section around it, there is considerable favorable sentiment for Col. Lloyd Stark," and that "no one else seems to have any following."

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September 26th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Mabel Dunlap regarding her support for his gubernatorial campaign and his likely endorsement by the Pendergast machine.

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April 29th 1935

Letter from Charles W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark regarding Stark's campaign for Missouri governor and the impact of the Pendergast organization on his support. Dickey writes that he hopes Stark will receive the support of either the Kansas City or St. Louis organizations, as "the help of either one of the cities, could, I am sure, put you over."

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March 21st 1935

Letter from C. L. Chandler to Lloyd C. Stark regarding the feelings in Malden, Missouri, about the upcoming governors race and Stark's prospects in particular.

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June 17th 1935

Letter from Paul N. to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor. He provides election advise, such as not coming out as an anti-Pendergast candidate, and keeping liquor away from his reception room "as there are many, many voters who hate the sight of booze and it will cost you the respect of the rural voters."

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June 19th 1935

Letter from Sy E. to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor, providing advice and connections for his campaign, and suggesting he has the endorsement of Tom Pendergast.

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July 13th 1935

Letter signed "Hayz" to Lloyd C. Stark indicating that some people thought Roy McKittrick would be a strong opponent for Stark in the gubernatorial election and that the machine had not yet decided which candidate to support. He writes: "I told him that the Boss ought to put his okay on a man who would run good out in the state and keep the organization intact."

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July 2nd 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Johnny Wurzer promoting Lloyd Stark's candidacy for governor and asking him to "get them talking Stark" in Liberty.

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July 7th 1935

Letter from Mrs. Louis M. Wilson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark prior to his election as Missouri governor, providing advice about his 1936 campaign. Regarding the Pendergast machine, she advises "you have to have them to win."

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May 14th 1935

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Mrs. Francis M. Wilson, stating his confidence that he will receive the support of the Pendergast machine and Bennett Clark.

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July 6th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark warning him of a potential situation of concern involving Matthew Murray, director of the state relief fund, and his concern that Murray "might be something sinister in the making."

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July 11th 1935

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 Lloyd C. Stark to Mrs. Francis M. Wilson, writing with family news and reporting that he has heard that Roy McKittrick will not be running for governor but is likely to receive Pendergast support to run for attorney general.

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July 25th 1935

Letter from Richard Johnson to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on his endorsement by the Pendergast machine.

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October 19th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, advising Stark on strengthening certain political relationships for the upcoming campaign, including his connection with Jim Aylward. He also writes that Judge Ross "is one of the very last men T.J. consults with when making an important political move," and that he spoke with the judge about Stark.

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September 5th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on a meeting he had with Tom Pendergast. Hurst writes that Pendergast said he would support whichever candidate for governor came out on top, and Hurst believes that Stark is likely to be that man.

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September 14th 1935

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on receiving the endorsement of the Pendergast organization, and vowing to work "to see that you are elected by one of the greatest and highest figures of all time."

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October 16th 1935

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

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September 16th 1935

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark making recommendations of men he says are friendly to Stark's campaign throughout the state and congratulating the Starks on the birth of a baby.

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January 14th 1935

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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.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.