Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards

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Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Senator Harry S. Truman, discussing state politics. Stark compliments Clarence Cannon and says he can be of assistance, and writes that "he will be delighted to do anything he can because, confidentially, he is deeply grateful to Mr. Pendergast for his friendship and assistance."

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.

Letter from E. L. Preston to Tom Pendergast, congratulating his endorsement of Lloyd Stark for governor.

List of recipients of a gift of Golden Delicious apple cider from Lloyd C. Stark's orchards, along with an example form letter to be send in advance.

Letter from Ruby Henshaw describing the results of the recent elections in Kansas City, remarking that Tom Pendergast and his affiliates were victorious. She also comments on the poor state of economic affairs in Kansas City, and also provides some personal updates and business suggestions for Stark's nursery & orchard operation.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Chester A. Franklin, editor of The Call newspaper, offering to discuss further his suggestions "concerning the need of better educational facilities for the Negroes in Missouri."

Letter from Ernest O. Boone, principal of the Dunbar School, to Lloyd C. Stark congratulating Stark on his election as Director of the State Chamber of Commerce, as well as discussing African-American politics in Missouri.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast discussing family health and his orchards, as well as the business of the last state legislature.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast, mentioning "certain rumors ... regarding a mutual friend of ours" in Jefferson City and asking for a meeting.

Letter from Arthur L. McKenney, editor of The Labor magazine, to Lloyd C. Stark, with advice about the upcoming campaign and national politics. He writes that he knows Stark has "more ability in your great toe than has" Kansas governor Alf Landon.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Arthur F. Smith, thanking Smith for his support for his campaign.

Letter from Carrell Hull to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor. Hull compliments Stark's business, Stark Brothers Nurseries and Orchards, and reporting on support he perceives for Stark's gubernatorial campaign.

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