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Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman comments on the appointment for a new judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He states, "I think the longer we wait on this thing the better off we are going to be."

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February 18th 1941

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman informs Kitchen that he recommended Mrs. Gene Warner for a position with the Commodity Credit Corporation.

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April 21st 1941

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides detailed intelligence concerning the appointment of a new judge position on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kitchen believes that the probability of a Iowan appointment to the court is now less likely, and that Missourian Charlie Carr might have a more favorable chance.

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May 7th 1941

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman encloses a letter he had just written to Robert Walton of the Armstrong Herald in Armstrong, Missouri. In this letter, Truman thanks Walton for a favorable article Walton wrote about Truman.

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June 2nd 1941

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides suggestions on how to secure Charlie Carr as the new judge of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kitchen suggests Truman talks to his close friends, Senator Byrnes and Attorney General Jackson, both of which are recent appointments to the Supreme Court. Kitchen provides reasons why Byrnes and Jackson might want to help them in their efforts.

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June 18th 1941

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman addresses issues in the Missouri Democratic Party. He says that he is unable to help solve these problems as his federal work consumes his day.

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July 21st 1941

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discusses a number of Missouri political matters including possible state chairman replacements. He also provides intelligence concerning a secret political meeting held in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. In attendance were Lloyd C. Stark, J. D. James, William E. Kemp, Edgar Shook, Andrew Murphy, et al..

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August 19th 1941

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman thanks Kitchen for his intelligence and analysis on current state politics in Missouri.

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September 8th 1941

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides details on the personal and financial situation of Mrs. Fred Chambers and asks Truman to do what he can to get her a job.

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October 1st 1941

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen shares his on Robert Walton's sentiment concerning the Missouri Democratic Party. They believe the party in Missouri looks to Truman to save and reorganize it ahead of the 1942 election.

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October 2nd 1941

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen concedes that it is not yet time to reorganize the Missouri Democratic Party. Kitchen then provides intelligence concerning Lloyd C. Stark and the recent Women's Democratic Clubs convention in Jefferson City, Missouri. He then discusses a proposed Democratic "harmony" dinner in Jefferson City and mentions Jim Aylward's recent comments towards Truman.

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October 23rd 1941

Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen updates Truman on the recent "Democratic pow-wow" in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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December 12th 1941

Letter from Charlie L. Carr to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Carr informs Truman that William A. Kitchen had been involved in an accident and is "seriously but not critically injured". He then thanks Truman for his attempt to place Carr as judge of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Date: 
December 17th 1941

Photocopy of a military circular letter that calls fourteen officers of the 130th Field Artillery to be present at a general court-martial for persons unnamed in the letter. Among these officers are 1st Lieutenant James M. Pendergast, who had previously served with Harry S. Truman in the 129th Field Artillery. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

Date: 
April 25th 1918

Photocopy of a partially complete note for $1000 made and signed by Harry S. Truman and T. J. Pendergast. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

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January 15th 1934

Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast. He tells her that he will be traveling to Columbia, Missouri in the morning (July 6, 1934) for Harry S. Truman's senate campaign opening and a State Committee meeting. He then updates Kathleen on his plans for the next week and details of the past few days. The letter is written on Jackson Democratic Club letterhead that also includes Harry S. Truman and T. J. Pendergast as members of the executive board. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

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July 5th 1934

Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast in Lexington, Virginia. James explains the circumstances of John Lazia's death and mentions being there with him as he died in the hospital. James then updates her on other personal details. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

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July 11th 1934

Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast. James recounts the details of John Lazia's funeral which the local newspapers believe to be Kansas City's largest funeral gathering. He then updates Kathleen on his trip to Monroe County and on his upcoming trip with Harry S. Truman to Cameron, Missouri. The letter is written on Jackson Democratic Club letterhead that also includes Harry S. Truman and T. J. Pendergast as members of the executive board. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

Date: 
July 13th 1934

Photocopy of a letter from Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in which Truman discusses property matters concerning Fred Klaber and Russell Gabriel. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

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August 8th 1941

Photocopy of a letter from President Harry S. Truman to James M. Pendergast in Kansas City. Responding to Pendergast's request for suggestions for Kansas City mayor candidates, Truman suggests that Bryce Smith should run again. Truman states, "Bryce made a good Mayor and I know he has always been our friend." The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

Date: 
January 17th 1946

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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.