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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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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 Thanksgiving Dinner and the severe earhtquake that took place in Tokoyo, November 25, 1953. Letter012411
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her day at work, and a party she had for a friend who is leaving to return home, November 30, 1953. Letter012412
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her day at work and her plan to take a few days off to relax and spend time with some of her friends and Christmas plans, December 1, 1953. Letter012501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Tokoyo and another smaller earthquake that occurred, December 7, 1953.Letter012502
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday life in Japan and another one of her friends leaving for the United States, December 8, 1953. Letter012503
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in the Embassy, December 9, 1953. Letter012504
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a joke she heard from a friend and talks about her need for more secretaries at the Embassy, December 14, 1953. Letter012505
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Tokoyo and bits of gossip from the Embassy, December 15 1953. Letter012506
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Christmas cards and dinner she had with a friend of hers, December 20, 1953. Letter012507
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the gifts she received in the mail today and the lack of proper gentlemen in thje Foreign Service, December 22, 1953. Letter012508
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding some more gossip she heard and her plans for Christmas, she also saw the Ambassador and explained how the Japanese love New Year's, December 23, 1953. Letter012509
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the phone call she made home and her very lovely Christmas she had with all of her friends and neighbors, December 28, 1953. Letter012510
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a ski trip she is taking and a friend whose brother died that she must pay her condolences to, December 29, 1953. Letter012511
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her lazy weekend and dinner at the Eiffel Tower, January 2, 1954. Letter012601
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the snow is Paris and the drivers, as well as just daily gossip from the Embassy, January 3, 1954. Letter012602
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a bridal shower she is attending and a party she has the next night, January 8, 1953. Letter012603
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding everyday routine and her weekend, January 11, 1954. Letter012604
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her meeting her co-worker's baby boy who she enjoyed rocking and dinner with her friend, January 12, 1954. Letter012605
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding thr wedding she is attending and her friend who is coming up tio visit and have dinner with her as well as the latest book she is reading, January 14, 1954. Letter012606
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her ride in the countryside and her visit to an old Japanese temple in the mountains, she also saw a geisha for the first time, Janury 16, 1954. Letter012607
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, January 19, 1954. Letter012608
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her skiing trip and the man she met on the trip who she disliked, January 22, 1954. Letter012609
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the snow storm they had in Tokoyo and her friend's wedding that was not as nice because the bride's father died a few days before, January, 26, 1954. Letter012610
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a show she went to see with a few of her friends, January 27, 1954. Letter012611
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a cocktail party she went to with her friend Joan, January 28, 1954. Letter012612
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