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Correspondence

Letter from Elsie Belle McD to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing support throughout the state for James Douglas in his campaign for the Missouri State Supreme Court.

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Correspondence

Letter from Helen N. Hall to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing pressure against WPA employees to support the Pendergast machine, and affirming her support for Stark's work as governor.

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Correspondence

Letter from Ruben R. Schade to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the state of the Douglas-Billings Missouri Supreme court race in southeast Missouri counties, as well as other updates about regional politics.

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Correspondence

Letter from Charles Matthews to Claude Lambert asserting that Lloyd Stark will not be beholden to Tom Pendergast's interests, regardless of garnering his endorsement. This letter is a near replica of SHSMO-C0004-F08113-0001.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter to the Governor from Mrs. L. M. Fry describing corruption and injustices occuring at her husband's job.

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Correspondence

Letter from Matthew Murray to Guy park indicating his intention to follow through with a job for Sam Ford in the W.P.A.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Kansas City resident David C. Bagby which claims that, despite some reforms, the Pendergast machine still controls the city, particularly the jobs.

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Correspondence

Letter from George M. Morris to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, writing regarding the development of a road between Jerico Springs and El Dorado Springs. He also discusses political appointments in Jerico Springs.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter to Lloyd Stark outlining the allegiance of political factions in Missouri for the 1936 gubernatorial election.

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Correspondence

Letter from J. T. Pinnell to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Democratic county officials in southwest Missouri are under Pendergast machine control and that the "office holders have Mr. Billings' picture set up in their offices." Pinnell writes that he believes that there are many "decent, patriotic men and women" who are not allied with Pendergast, "but the trouble is that they are not organized at all, and consequently, will not be able to make their force felt." He also describes machine influence with relief organizations in the region.

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Correspondence

Letter from Jim Hurst to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, updating him on Pendergast machine activities throughout the state. He reports that Tom Pendergast likes Stark very much and want to deliver Kansas City for him in the election.

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Correspondence

Letter to Thomas Lococo in which Jimmie Hurst describes unrest within the Missouri Young Democrats organization. He stresses that Tom Pendergast has no affiliation or interest in either faction, and wishes to remain neutral.

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