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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."

Date: 
July 11th 1935

Letter from Jack McComb to Lloyd C. Stark reporting on support for Stark from various parties, including the Jackson County Court and Francis Wilson supporters. He writes that Tom Pendergast and Jim Aylward have yet to make up their minds.

Date: 
September 21st 1935

Letter from Chester A. Franklin, editor of The Call newspaper, to Lloyd C. Stark. Franklin writes that "for Negroes, Missouri has two shortcomings which would disappear under strict enforcement of the law": education and public transportation.

Date: 
November 11th 1935

Letter from Lloyd Stark to Ruby Henshaw commenting on her recent vote in elections. Stark also recounts meeting Tom Pendergast at the funeral of Senator Francis Wilson, in response to her mention of a newspaper photograph.

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November 18th 1933

Letter to 1936 gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark updating him on campaign activities in several Missouri towns.

Letter from Joseph Werby to candidate for Missouri governor, Lloyd Stark. Werby states his affiliation with Tom Pendergast and offers to create slogans and billboard advertising for Stark's campaign.

Date: 
October 16th 1935

Letter from Jacob L. Milligan to Guy B. Park discussing political "back-biting" in Missouri surrounding the funeral of Francis Wilson.

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February 8th 1933

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

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April 9th 1935

Letter from Judge William Ragland to Senator Francis Wilson of Missouri discussing upcoming re-election bids and the support of the Pendergast regime.

Date: 
September 30th 1931

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.

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June 3rd 1932

Letter from A. S. Humes to J. H. Hull regarding the upcoming election, and particularly the political climate in Henry and Cole counties.

Date: 
November 1st 1932

Letter to the editor from Grover Childers of Kansas City, complaining about Tom Pendergast's attempts to consolidate statewide power through the endorsement of Francis Wilson and Charles Howell.

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September 4th 1931

Letter from Francis Wilson to Tom Pendergast, thanking him for his advice and help after a recent meeting.

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September 19th 1931

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.

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November 6th 1931

Letter from J. E. Turner of Kansas City to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis M. Wilson, offering his assistance and inviting him on a hunting trip.

Date: 
December 31st 1931

March/April 1932 issue of 'Mother's Appeal' magazine, described as "a bi-monthly magazine defending homeless children, distressed parents and broken homes."

Date: 
March 1932

Volume 3, No. 10 of 'So The People May Know' and self-described "publication opposed to utility merchandising." The issue contains statement by each major candidate on the issue of utility merchandising.

Date: 
July 1932

Letter with unclear signature to Missouri candidate for Governor Francis M. Wilson, providing a sample letter sent out on behalf of his candidacy.

Date: 
July 7th 1932

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

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