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Correspondence from Thomas Pendergast Jr. to Margaret Truman Daniel, likely dated after the 1973 publication of her biography about her father, Harry S. Truman. It is unclear if the note was ever delivered or if it remained in Pendergast Jr.'s possession. In it, Pendergast Jr. accuses Harry Truman and James M. Pendergast of betraying his father.

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark suggests that Reed convinces Pendergast to support Elmer Jones instead of H. O. Maxey or Gene Nelson as Missouri Speaker of the House.

Date: 
December 20th 1930

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed agrees with Clark in support of Elmer Jones as Missouri Speaker of the House. However, Reed says that he has not yet been able to speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter.

Date: 
December 26th 1930

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses a Redistricting Bill and asks Reed to ask for Thomas J. Pendergast's input on the matter.

Date: 
March 13th 1931

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed states that he is not sure what he can accomplish concerning the Redistricting Bill, but says that he will speak with Thomas J. Pendergast on the matter. Reed then explains rumors of his endorsement of Harry Hawes.

Date: 
March 26th 1931

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed. Clark discusses his announcement of his U.S. Senator campaign and a meeting he had with Thomas J. Pendergast. He mentions that Pendergast said he "uniformly pursued the rule of supporting any Kansas City candidate who did not happen to be personally offensive" to him.

Date: 
May 27th 1931

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which he expresses his dismay of Reed's neutrality between Charles M. Howell and Clark's U.S. Senate campaign.

Date: 
December 28th 1931

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark in which Reed discusses his meetings with Ike Dunlap and Ed Villmoare. Reed mentions that Dunlap showed him a letter from President Roosevelt. In it, Roosevelt expresses his hope to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast soon.

Date: 
August 16th 1932

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which he discusses a recent meeting with James A. Farley. In this meeting, Farley had asked if it was okay for Thomas J. Pendergast to control Kansas City appointments. Clark firmly opposed this and mentions that Farley divulged that "the President himself at Albany had promised this patronage to Pendergast before the convention!"

Date: 
March 22nd 1933

Letter from James A. Reed to Bennett C. Clark. Reed replies that he is shocked by the information in Clark's previous letter and asks to meet in person to discuss the matter.

Date: 
March 25th 1933

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which Clark sends his regrets for not being able to visit Reed while in Missouri. He then discusses various appointments to state and federal positions.

Date: 
July 20th 1933
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.