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Letter from Frank A. Burns to Lloyd C. Stark reporting that he believes the upcoming election will be about the fight against Tom Pendergast and bossism.

Date: 
April 28th 1936

Letter from Edward S. Saughman to Guy B. Park regarding anti-Dearmont appointments with the state highway patrol and penitentiary.

Date: 
January 18th 1933

Letter from Dr. J. P. Alle to Guy B. Park regarding a desired appointment as a physical at the Boonville Reformatory.

Date: 
April 9th 1935

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

Date: 
February 11th 1932

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

Date: 
June 3rd 1932

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.

Date: 
November 6th 1931

Letter from John T. Barker to C. A. Leedy describing the primary race for Missouri Governor between Democrats Francis M. Wilson and Russell Dearmont.

Date: 
July 19th 1932

Letter from Maurice Murphy of St. Joseph to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis Wilson, describing rumors he had heard that Tom Pendergast was going to switch his endorsement of Wilson to his opponent.

Date: 
February 5th 1932

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis Wilson, recommending he help out Clarence Cannon in exchange for assistance on the campaign.

Date: 
February 10th 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.

Date: 
February 11th 1932

Letter from Missouri candidate for governor Francis Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark criticizing his opponent, Russel Dearmont as too good-looking and inquiring about his war record.

Date: 
February 12th 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 Lloyd C. Stark to Democratic candidate for Missouri governor, Francis M. Wilson, discussing campaign strategy in St. Louis, and his desire for a landslide victory over his opponent in the primary.

Date: 
February 24th 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

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

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The Republican ticket for Missouri is included on page 3.

Date: 
1932

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The last page is titled "Pendergast Gang is Strictly 'Business'" [this portion could not be scanned due to adhesive].

Date: 
1932
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.