Murray, Matthew S.

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from a former WPA worker who describes the political pressure exerted on employees by Pendergast bosses.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from a construction foreman praising Gov. Stark for removing a Pendergast affiliate from the role of WPA Director. The letter outlines corruption taking place on a site at the River Des Peres near St. Louis.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Dr. Charles D. Osborne to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to his election as governor. Osborne discusses local political figures who have gone out of Pendergast's favor, namely Judge Monroe, "who is now completely out of the organization's confidence and trust." Osborne recommends aligning with candidate Henry Salveter, around whom "there will be a strong centralization of power," and "who will support your cause to the fullest."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark discussing Pendergast support in the gubernatorial race vs that for Roy McKittrick, and Hurst's efforts to gather support for Stark.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from John K. Walsh to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the favorable prospects for Stark's candidacy in most of the state outside of St. Louis, as well as issues with the WPA.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter of introduction for Sam Ford from Guy Park to Matthew Murray. Ford seeks employment with the Public Works department.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter to Governor Lloyd stark praising him for his efforts in removing Pendergast influence from the state management of WPA projects.

Genre: 
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 James A. Reed to James M. Pendergast regarding a Mr. Jones attempting to be placed in a job for Matthew Murray.

letter From C. M. Meadows to Lloyd C. Stark
Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from C. M. Meadows to Governor Lloyd C.Stark, requesting that Stark put him in touch with "some official authority in connection with these beer places." He reports that "a number of the fellows running such places are using their establishments for display rooms for [Judge James] Billings literature," as well as "boosting Pendergast and knocking [Stark's] administration." Meadows also writes that the Pendergast machine has been bad for property values and created "open and solicitious gambling houses, [horse] race rooms," and other issues.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from W. G. Lynch to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that while the August 2 election was cleaner than in the past, corruption still remains and that "liquor interests must be curbed and license laws enforced." Lynch also congratulations Stark on James Douglas's win in the Supreme Court vote, and writes that "the boss thrives on prestige and privilege... You have deflated him considerably. He is no longer unbeatable."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the logistics of the upcoming campaign, including how much time Stark will spend at his home in Louisiana, the upcoming Missouri Press Association meeting and American Royal, and gossip about other potential candidates including William Hirth.

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