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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 what is going to happen to her and the other employees at the Embassy, August 25, 1953. Letter012113
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, August 26, 1953. Letter012114
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, August 27, 1953. Letter012115
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a Japanese house she visited and explain kakemono, August 31, 1953. Letter012116
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding home leave, Christmas, and when she should be moving into her apartment, September 1, 1953. Letter012201
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding her good mood about payday and her idea to get back at her maid for setting the alarm at such an early hour, September 2, 1953. Letter012202
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the plans about the apartment the government is moving her and the firings with the Embassy, September 3, 1953. Letter012203
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the situation with the apartment and her fear of moving in with three or four other women, September 4, 1953. Letter012204
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the nicer apartment which she might share with only one other girl, September 8, 1953. Letter012205
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the situation with the apartments and a pay dock, September 9, 1953. Letter012206
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the government's change in non-differential posts, meaning the workers must remain for three years, September 10, 1953. Letter012207
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her gaining the two person apartment, September 11, 1953. Letter012208
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new apartment, with a diagram of the apartment's floorplan, September 14, 1953. Letter012209
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the three year terms and her plan to come back home without having to remain the full three years, September 15, 1953. Letter012210
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her post in Tokyo and the differnece in the program that the Democrats would have made, September 15, 1953. Letter012211
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new maid and the similarity in appearance for both Japanese men and women, September 16, 1953. Letter012212
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Tokyo, September 17, 1953. Letter012213
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new apartment, her roommate, and the expense of food in Japan, September 21, 1953. Letter012214
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dinner she cooked the previous night and the company she had over as well, September 22, 1953. Letter012215
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her shopping around for necessities for the apartment, September 24, 1953. Letter012216
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new boss which gives her plenty of work to do, September 28, 1953. Letter012217
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her dinner with some friends to celebrate a co-worker's return home, September 28, 1953. Letter012218
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her move to a different floor at the Embassy and her nicer boss requesting that she remain his secretary, September 29, 1953. Letter012219
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Tokyo, September 30, 1953. Letter012220
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding her new station at work and some trouble with another boss she had but was fixed, October 5, 1953. Letter012301
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