Truman, Harry S.

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Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Baltimore in Kansas City, Missouri to his wife Bess in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and with county matters, saying that, "...the papers tried to start a row between me and the Sheriff. I don't want to start any row but I am going to finish one.

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri.

A longhand note written by Harry S. Truman while he was a judge for Jackson County, Missouri. In this note, Truman recounts his childhood and early adulthood. Notable events described include his construction of the Jackson County Courthouse, his start in politics, and his family history.

Letter from Harry S. Truman to his fiancée Bess Wallace while Truman was at Camp La Baholle, near Verdun, France. Truman gives insight into his personality as a leader, stating that, "If there's one thing I've always hated in a man it is to see him take his spite out on someone who couldn't talk back to him.".

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and expresses his simple desire to be a businessman in a small town. He then recounts a dinner meeting with other Senators, including Joseph F. Guffey.

A longhand note written by Harry S. Truman while he was a judge for Jackson County, Missouri. In this note, Truman provides a character sketch of fellow Jackson County judges Howard J. Vrooman and Robert W. Barr. Truman comments that "I got a lot of good legislation for Jackson Co. over while they [Vrooman and Barr] shot craps...

Letter from Harry S. Truman in Washington D.C. to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this letter, Truman updates Bess on his day and then provides some candid information concerning Kansas City and Missouri politics: "…[Bennett C.] Clark has definitely lined up with the Boss [Tom Pendergast] you see.

Letter from Harry S. Truman at the Hotel Governor Clinton in New York City to his wife Bess in Independence, Missouri. In this candid letter, Truman updates Bess on his morning and his trip to New York, saying that "[John N. Garner, Nathan L. Bachman, and William J. Bulow] had been to see T.J.

Letter from Gallup Map & Supply Co. President F. E. Gallup to Harry S. Truman. The letter serves as confirmation of delivery of 15,000 Jackson County maps to be used for Truman's judge campaign. The back of the letter includes a 1916 sample map of Kansas City, Missouri.

Letter from Harry S. Truman to Mrs. A. L. Yingling in which Truman proclaims his sincere gratitude for Yingling's help in Truman's win as Democratic nominee for Jackson County Judge. Truman states that, "It was loyalty of my friends that put me over for we had no money and I did not promise a road or a job for votes."

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to T. B. Good, secretary of the Missouri Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. After receipt of Good's endorsement of Judge Jacob E. Smith of Sedalia, Missouri, Truman comments that "I am happy to know of your good opinion of Judge Smith."

Letter from Harry S. Truman to fellow WWI veteran James A. Burkhardt of Springfield, Missouri. Truman writes that he feared his primary election opponent might file a contest to the vote. He then informs Burkhardt that Truman is gifting him his "trusty 45 that I carried all through the late unpleasantness with Kaiser Bill."

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