Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discusses suitable candidates for state chairman and other details for Truman's 1940 Senate campaign. In his postscript he urges Truman to attend the American Legion convention on Labor Day in Sedalia, Missouri.
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.
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.
Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen discusses new developments on the appointment of a new judge for the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals. Kitchen inquires what might be happening in the Department of Justice concerning this appointment.
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman replies to Kitchen's invitation to speak on Truman's behalf at a League of Missouri voters reception. Truman respectfully disagrees with Kitchen's suggestion to decline the invitation as it might allow Lloyd C. Stark to criticize Truman and his connection to the Kansas City organization. Truman believes that there is nothing for Kitchen nor Dan Carr to hide in their support of Truman.
Letter from L. P. Presler to William A. Kitchen in which Presler responds to Kitchen's letter campaigning on behalf of Truman. After addressing Kitchen as "My Dear Inconsistent Friend", Presler recounts a time when Kitchen tried to convince him to vote for Lloyd C. Stark. Stark then turned on Kitchen and the Kansas City organization. As for Truman, Presler says, "I know you will not experience anything in the future, with him, that you did in the past. He's 100% and of course, you can "sell" me on him.
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman provides copies of favorable recommendations he gave to Julien N. Friant on behalf of H. M. Long and to Harry Easley on behalf of Ralph C. Bowman.
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.
Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen provides supplementary information on investigation by Harvey L. Duncan concerning an alleged theft of an interstate shipment of liquor. Kitchen provides more intel on Duncan, his plans, and on John T. Burkett, a colleague of Duncan's that "is building a fire under him."
Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to William A. Kitchen in which Truman states he is glad that Walton and Kitchen had a agreeable discussion concerning the WPA controversy. He then comments on how rural carrier positions are filled, including the one currently open in Ash Grove, Missouri.