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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 shopping trip with a friend of hers, April 7, 1953. Letter011706
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, April 8, 1953. Letter011707
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a trip she is planning during her two weeks leave she signed up for, April 9, 1953. Letter011708
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Japanese wedding she attended over the weekend, April 12, 1953.Letter011709
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding in greater detail the Japanese wedding she attended, April 13, 1953. Letter011710
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, April 14, 1953. Letter011711
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the horrific dinner she had at a Japanese restuarant, April 15, 1953. Letter011712
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding two children of a friend she met, April 16, 1953. Letter011713
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend and a story about a Japanese man in the Embassy, April 19, 1953. Letter011714
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a cocktail party she attended with some of her friends from the Embassy, April 20, 1953. Letter011715
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, April 21, 1953. Letter011716
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, April 22, 1953. Letter011717
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in the Embassy, April 23, 1953. Letter011718
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her preparations for her trip, April 26, 1953. Letter011719
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual wishing this person a Happy Mother's Day and explains some of the plan she had for her trip, April 27, 1953. Letter011720
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend activities, April 30, 1953. Letter011721
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip all around Japan for the past two weeks, May 11, 1953. Letter011801
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding an incident with a large spider in Kyoto, May 12, 1953. Letter011802
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japana, May 13, 1953. Letter011803
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, May 14, 1953. Letter011804
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a walk she talk along the water and her normal daily activities, May 17, 1953. Letter011805
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, May 18, 1953. Letter011806
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a small concert she attended with some friends, May 19, 1953. Letter011807
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the cuts they are making in the Embassy and how a good number of individuals are being fired, May 20, 1953. Letter011808
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding more details of her trip and an issue she had with a mouse at a restuarant, May 21, 1953.Letter011809
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