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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 her daily life in Japan, January 26, 1953. Letter011419
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Spanish dancing she wants to see, January 27, 1953. Letter011420
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a friend's, Nancy, pregnancy, January 28, 1953. Letter011421
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a dinner party she attended, January 29, 1953. Letter011422
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, January 30, 1953. Letter011423
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding how she spent her birthday, February 1, 1953. Letter011501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, February, 2, 1953. Letter011502
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan and a diagram of her flower pot with her flourishing flowers, February 3, 1953. Letter011503
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily work life, February 4, 1953. Letter011504
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding Ambassador Murphy's tranfer back to America, February 5, 1953. Letter011505
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, February 8, 1953. Letter011506
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, February 10, 1953. Letter011507
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her worry for all those who are ill at home, February 11, 1953. Letter011508
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the shortage of fresh water and the need for rain, Febraury 12, 1953. Letter011509
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Hungarian restuarant she went to for dinner, Febuary 15, 1953. Letter011510
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Japanese restuarant she attended and their gardens, Febuary 16, 1953. Letter011511
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dancing lesson her Japanese friend took, February 17, 1953. Letter011512
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her dinner at the British Embassy Staff House, Feburary 17, 1953. Letter011513
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, February 18, 1953. Letter011514
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, February, 19, 1953. Letter011514
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the mixing of cultures in Japan, February 20, 1953. Letter011515
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her canceled skiing trip and her friend that came to visit her, February 23, 1953. Letter011516
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the skiing trip she went on over the three day weekend, February 24, 1953. Letter011517
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her checks that needed to be deposited, February 25, 1953. Letter011518
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her previous night with friends, February 26, 1953. Letter011519
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