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Anonymous letter complaining about the gambling and other crime-related activities in Milan, Missouri.

Letter from Francis Wilson to Tom Pendergast, thanking him for his advice and help after a recent meeting.

Letter from Floyd Jacobs to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark discussing his prospects for success in various parts of Missouri.

Letter from Senator Harry S. Truman to Lloyd C. Stark, offering to provide Stark information on the "state situation" and saying his plan sounds "right and proper."

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Slater to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, complaining of the frequent prostitution and other crime near their home on 14th Street, and noting that the police are frequent customers, making enforcement unlikely.

Letter from Joseph Sicker & Co. informing the Pendergasts that Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stark had purchased them a fruit basket for their trip aboard the steamship Ile de France.

Letter from Birt Keys of Kansas City to Missouri Governor Guy Park complaining about corruption, particularly in regard to old age pensions in the state.

Telegram from Kansas City Director of Police Otto P. Higgins to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Higgins insists that the idea that voters will not receive adequate protection on election day is misguided. He writes "there is no reason for anxiety."

Letter from George W. Maxwell to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, noting Stark's decision to go to bat with Pendergast," and saying that recent "after the reports of the exposure of corruption [in Kansas City], it is somewhat difficult to tell you the fine line difference between our idea of democracy and the idea of Hitler."

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Governor Guy Park recommending a Dr. Bourke for a position in the State Board of Health.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Ernest O. Boone regarding Boone's letter the "State Educational Institutions of the Negro population."

Letter from an unknown author (possibly Martin J. Collins of St. Louis, Missouri) to "Bob" on July 23, 1934, regarding the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. The author comments that Harry S. Truman, John J. Cochran, and Jacob L. Milligan are all campaigning to undecided voters in upstate, rural Missouri.