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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 weekend activities and the announcement that she is broke, May 23, 1953. Letter011810
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, May 25, 1953. Letter011811
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a night with her friends playing bridge, May 26, 1953. Letter011812
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her day at the Embassy, May 27, 1953. Letter011813
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a party for everyone who works at the Embassy, May 28, 1953. Letter011814
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual about training her younger brother to help around the house, June 1, 1953. Letter011901
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a good-bye party she attended for a friend, June 2, 1953. Letter011902
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding an anthology of poems she started to read, June 3, 1953. Letter011903
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a new book she is reading and questions about the war in Korea, June 5, 1953. Letter011904
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the signing of the UN charter and her friend was able to take the ambassador's place, June 7, 1953. Letter011905
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan and a new book she is reading, June 8, 1953. Letter011906
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the movie Moulin Rouge that she saw with some friends, June 9, 1953. Letter011907
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new room which is up on the fourth floor, June 10, 1953. Letter011908
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new room and included a drawn diagram of her new apartment, June 14, 1953. Letter011909
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the technicolor movie she went to go see, June 15, 1953. Letter011910
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a pair of new shows sent over from America to her to go with her new dress, June 18, 1953. Letter011911
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a book she read and enjoyed and talked about a movie she went to see, June 21, 1953. Letter011912
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Japan, June 23, 1953. Letter011913
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding every day life in Japan, June 24, 1953. Letter011914
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the typhoon that is expected to hit Japan and Mary will be stuck in the middle of, June 29, 1953. Letter011915
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Japan as well explaining the possibility of her being evicted from her room, June 30, 1953. Letter011916
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a British crossword puzzle she attempted to complete the previous night, July 2, 1953. Letter012001
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the possibilty she might not get paid this week due to government funding, July 3, 1953. Letter012002
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding issues involving divisions and money costs within the Embassy, July 7, 1953. Letter012003
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding every day life in Japan, July 8, 1953. Letter012004
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