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Letter from Harley Ferguson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing the open gambling in Kansas City during the 1930s and hoping to shut it down. He expresses particular concern that gambling establishments are open on Sundays and open to women, and says they "operate without fear."

Letter from J. W. Fitzmaurice to Governor Guy B. Park asking for a letter of introduction for his son to Tom Pendergast.

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on receiving the endorsement of the Pendergast organization, and vowing to work "to see that you are elected by one of the greatest and highest figures of all time."

Letter to candidate Lloyd Stark asserting that Tom Pendergast had no choice but to endorse him for the governor's race.

Letter from Circuit Court Judge Elmer Faris to Governor Stark referencing associated newspaper accounts of the recent death of a Circuit Court Judge in Tarkio, Missouri.

Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.

Letter from C. L. Chandler to Lloyd C. Stark, thanking him for the information about the political situation in his area.

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

Letter from Marie Plummer to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on January 22, 1937. Plummer updates Mitchell on her conversation with Ewing C. Bland concerning Plummer's termination as clerk at the Kansas City Court of Appeals.

Letter from C. B. L. Solze to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing unlicensed vehicles threatening citizens at various polling places during recent elections and other suspicious activities.

Letter from Kansas City Court of Appeals judge, Ewing C. Bland, to his uncle, Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on January 16, 1918. Bland recommends against using Joe Shannon to use for political influence and instead suggests Mike Casey, an attorney with close ties to Tom Pendergast.

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Rufus Maddox for a position as Deputy Inspector.