Missouri Supreme Court Primary 1938

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Correspondence

Letter from Ellison Neel to Wallace I.

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Correspondence

Letter from Ellison Neel to Frank Hollingsworth, chairman of the Douglas-for-Judge Club. Neel recommends John T. Harding to give a speech, and recommends spreading the word that Pendergast is causing trouble amongst the Democrats "to try to help him gratify his spite and ill-will towards" Governor Lloyd C. Stark for not reappointing the local election board.

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Correspondence

Letter from Jesse Barrett to Hector Burleigh in which he expresses optimism for the political future, with the descent of the Pendergast regime and the opportunity for Republicans to take future elections.

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Correspondence

Letter from James H. White to Lloyd C. Stark, in which Stark asks if he might make speeches in support of Judge James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court and offers information about the campaign support with Kansas City Democrats. White writes that he has "been unemployed for more than two and one half years at this time," and suggests the reason is related to machine control.

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Ephemera
Leaflets
Miscellaneous Documents

Campaign materials for James M. Douglas in his candidacy for Missouri Supreme Court. It describes his military service, education, and work as a lawyer and judge, and quotes the Independence Examiner as the "Kind of a Man Missouri Should Be Proud to Have."

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Correspondence

Letter from G. E. Happy to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting an overheard conversation in Richmond about Pendergast campaign activities, and offering to work for James Douglas's Missouri Supreme Court campaign, "and if not would be glad to distribute his literature in Richmond free of charges."

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Correspondence

Letter from Bonham E. Freeman to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Billings supporters were intending to make a last minute campaign push in Pike County "in order to discredit you in your own county," and describes the opinions of some locals "that the party is being injured by your disagreement with Pendergast."

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Correspondence

Letter from Garrett E. Spitzer to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on Judge James Douglas' win in the Missouri Supreme Court election, but writes that "while it may sound the death knell of Boss Pendergast, ... I wish to say that Pendergast is not dead by any manner of means. He has only received a severe slap."

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Correspondence

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett discussing his hopes for the upcoming election.

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Correspondence

Letter from "Shack" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the state of the Missouri Supreme Court campaign in eastern Missouri, and stating there is ample support for James Douglas in Cape Girardeau County, for James Billings in Lewis County, and that Pemiscot and New Madrid Counties are undecided. Shack also reports that he is sure "that at least 90 percent of the vets in the state will be for Douglas."

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Correspondence

Letter from Mrs. Rosa Reed to Governor Lloyd Stark, reporting that a man in her area was spotted tearing down Douglas posters and replacing them with Billings posters. She also writes that local WPA workers are being coerced into supporting Billings in the Missouri Supreme Court election.

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Correspondence

Letter from Cecil F. Holman to Governor Lloyd Stark, writing that he and his family didn't vote for Stark in 1936 due to his Pendergast support, but wish to make up for that by working for the election of Judge James Douglas to the Missouri Supreme Court. He also provides information about Kansas City Democratic leaders including Colonel Frederick Whitten.

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