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Letter from Henry A. Bundschu to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing election corruption and how it might be dealt with by the Board of Election Commissioners.

In this letter, Robert E. Waldron invites candidate Lloyd Stark to speak at a political rally he is holding - "one of the largest political meetings Negroes have had in this county." He asks Stark to provide a $10 contribution to offset the cost of refreshments in exchange for speaking.

Letter from Gorge Black to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on a meeting he attended where Tom Pendergast told the crowd that Stark "cares little for old age pension" and mentioned that he had a candidate to be Missouri's next governor.

Letter from Frank Hilmes to Jesse Barrett, candidate for Missouri governor, advising him to seek a meeting with Roy Roberts of the Kansas City Star.

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Lloyd Stark formally asking to be appointed to the vacant 21st Circuit Court judgeship.

Letter from Joseph Sicker & Co. informing Mr. and Mrs. Pendergast that Mr. and Mrs. Stark had purchased them a basket of Golden Delicious apples.

Letter from Lloyd Stark to Joseph Sicker, ordering a basket of Golden Deliciou apples for Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pendergast for their upcoming steamship voyage.

Letter from Ray B. Horton to Guy Park discussing Republican members of the Jackson County Election Board.

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Letter from Albert K. Mitchell to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on August 27, 1940. Albert acknowledges receipt of information provided by Ewing concerning Pendergast support of Truman's senate reelection campaign. Albert also discusses U.S. Senator of New Mexico Carl Hatch and his support for the Pendergast Machine.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Dr. W. Y. Foster reporting that there is strong support for his campaign reported by members of the Pendergast organization.

Anonymous letter from "A Citizen" complaining about the Pendergast influence in Kansas City, and about their economic circumstances in a larger sense. A newspaper clipping from the Livermore (Iowa) Gazette is included.