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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 date with a friend Tom and visits from US Congressmen, October 8, 1953. Letter012302
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her two bosses and an old one that will no longer speak to her, October 9, 1953. Letter012303
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her job at the Embassy and what she decided to cook, October 10, 1953. Letter012304
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding her everyday life and her excitment over letters she received in the mail, October 12, 1953. Letter012305
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her everyday life in Japan, October 12, 1953. Letter012306
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her day at work and how she was able to finally catch up on everything for the apartment, Ocotber 14, 1953. Letter012307
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her worries over Joan's social life that's taking a toll on her and how she has changed over the past year and a half, October 15, 1953. Letter012308
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding work at the Embassy, October 16, 1953. Letter012309
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her worries over her father and Butch as well as suggestions on how to relax her father, October 20, 1953. Letter012310
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding different articles of clothing she needs but cannot purchase in Japan, October 22, 1953. Letter012311
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding seeing a friend of hers off at the airport, and a comic incident that occured with a nightclub singer, October 26, 1953. Letter012312
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her dinner party plans for that weekend and normal Embassy gossip, October 27, 1953. Letter012313
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding an Ice Show she plans on attending and talks about Japanese theater, October 28, 1953. Letter012314
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her busy routine as the Embassy, October 29, 1953. Letter012315
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the package she received from home filled with silverware and linen, October 30, 1953. Letter012316
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding another dinner party she had with her old boss and another good friend, November 2, 1953. Letter012401
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Japan as well as some of the gossip going around at work, November 3, 1953. Letter012402
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a trip she might take to a pottery town and her loss for gift ideas for Christmas, November 4, 1953. Letter012403
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend, a visit from one of Joan's friends, and a horrible war story from a co-worker, November 5, 1953. Letter012404
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her quandry in finding Christmas gifts and some problems she's been having with another girl in the apartment buidling, November 10, 1953. Letter012405
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Japan as well plans for another dinner party, November 12, 1953. Letter012406
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a visit from a dog she disliked whose name makes fun of her own, November 13, 1953. Letter012407
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding more issues with the woman and dog she dislikes and plans for Christmas, November 17, 1953. Letter012408
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dinner she made for her Japanese friend from the Embassy, November 18, 1953. Letter012409
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the horrible day at work she had and requesing this individual to purchase Christmas gifts for others, November 24, 1953. Letter012410
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