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Letter from Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this particularly revealing letter, Truman provides a detailed update on politics in Jackson County and says, "I have talked to T.J. [Tom Pendergast] and to Jim [James Pendergast] over the phone. T.J. is much better and gave me to understand that I could do as I pleased with the county."

Date: 
April 14th 1933

Letter from Kansas City realtor Myron A. King to Senator Harry S. Truman. King informs Truman on King's and Lou Holland's involvement in choosing a site for a new Kansas City airport. King discusses the two locations: the Grandview site and the Greenwood site.

Date: 
June 6th 1941

Letter from Lou Holland to Harry S. Truman in which Holland expresses his appreciation for Truman's actions concerning "the WHB Radio Station matter." Holland remains cryptic in his prose and mentions he would like to meet with Truman to "discuss the Nichols matter" after the November 1940 election.

Date: 
October 29th 1940

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Shannon C. Douglass in which Truman informs Douglass that he has met with Lou Holland. Holland recommends that "Kansas City take over both air plane landing fields - the one at Grandview and also the one at Greenwood."

Date: 
June 3rd 1941

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Grandview, Missouri Mayor Gared H. Murray in which Truman informs Murray that he has met with Lou Holland. Holland recommends that "Kansas City take over both air plane landing fields - the one at Grandview and also the one at Greenwood."

Date: 
June 3rd 1941

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Lou Holland in which Truman laments that "our paths cross but never meet." Although in Kansas City while Holland was in Washington, Truman will once again be in Kansas City on Thursday and he hopes to meet with Holland then.

Date: 
November 18th 1940

Letter from Lou Holland to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Holland informs Truman that he will not be able to meet with him while in Washington, D.C.. Holland then updates Truman on his meetings with J. C. Nichols concerning the construction of sulphuric, ammonia, TNT, and smokeless powder plants in the Greater Kansas City area.

Date: 
November 16th 1940
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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