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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 131 Mary Stewart Pollock CollectionCreatorBooth Library
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Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Nancy Hoffman Pollock in 2004. 
Historical:

Mary Stewart Pollock - Mary Stewart Pollock was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 1, 1922, but came to Elmira in 1940 when her step-father became a manager at the Elmira Coca-Cola bottling plant.  She attended Gunston Hall Junior College and got a nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.  During WWII, she worked for as a secretary for the Automotive Division of the War Production Board and then Bendix-Eclipse before opening a nursery school with her sister in Elmira.  In 1951, she applied for the Foreign Service as a secretary and served in Tokyo, Japan (1952-54), Paris, France (1954-57) (1969-73), Reykjavik, Iceland (1959-61), Cairo, Egypt (1961-68), Kinshasa, Zaire (1973-76), Brussels, Belgium (1976-78) and Washington, D.C. (1978-81).  She retired in 1981 and returned to Elmira.  She died April 9, 2001 and is buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery. 

Scope:The Mary Stewart Pollock Papers includes Ms. Pollock's letters home from her various Foreign Service postings, 1952-1981. 
Extent
AbstractThis collection contains letters sent from Mary Stewart Pollock home to her family in Elmira over the course of her work in the Foreign Service.


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Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a Japanese Christmas party she attended, December 20, 1952. Letter011315
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her family regarding a Christmas party and daily life in Japan, December 23, 1952. Letter011317
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her family regarding her being at work and stopping in the military offices' party, December 24, 1952. Letter011318
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the different Christmas gifts that she received, December 26, 1952. Letter011319
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her day, her bed and daily life in Japan, December 29, 1952. Letter011320
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, December 30, 1952. Letter011321
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her skiing trip and her work life, December 31, 1952. Letter011322
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her ski trip over the weekend, January 3, 1953. Letter011401
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother wishing her a happy birthday and describe the weather in Japan, January 3, 1953. Letter011402
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, January 5, 1953Letter011403
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a letter received saying that most of her family was ill, January 5, 1953. Letter011404
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her witnessing the Korean ambassador come to Japan, January 6, 1953. Letter011405
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her thoughts on newspaper and the mob for the Emperor during the New Year, January 7, 1953. Letter011406
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the traditions of Japanese New Year and kimonos, January 7, 1953. Letter011407
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding a nice Japanese restaurant she attended that day, January 8, 1953. Letter011408
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual talking about her weekend and daily life in Japan, January 11, 1953. Letter011409
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual talking about daily life in Japan, January 12, 1953. Letter011410
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her thoughts on the Russians, January 13, 1953.Letter011411
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a well traveled individual she met who told wonderful stories, January 15, 1953. Letter01 1412
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, January 18, 1953. Letter011413
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her planning a trip to go skiing with friends, January 19, 1953. Letter011414
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, January 19, 1953. Letter011415
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her attempting to find an Italian restuarant getting lost doing so, January 21, 1953. Letter011416
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a night out with some friends from the Embassy, January 22, 1953. Letter011417
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her attending a church mass for the first time in a while, January 25, 1953. Letter011418
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