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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 te disappearance of a secretary and shrimp creole she had a friend's house that she enjoyed, January 29, 1954. Letter012613
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding what she did on her birthday and the various gifts she received, Feburary 2, 1954. Letter012701
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding dinner she had with a co-worker and her lazy week, Feburary 5, 1954. Letter012702
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her evening plans after work, Feburary 7, 1954.Letter012703
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend activities and her friend's grandmother's passing, commenting on the strange sequence of letters it came in, Feburary 8, 1954. Letter012704
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regardng a nice party she attended the previous night, Feburary 10, 1954. Letter012705
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Japanese immigrants that wish to migrate to the US and a new family she met, Feburary 12, 1954. Letter012706
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding altercation she had with another woman who insulted her, Feburary 15, 1954. Letter012707
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the new Russian dictator, Feburary 16, 1954. Letter012708
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the navy vessel that sunk and the survivors were flown home and a snow storm in Tokoyo again, Feburary 18, 1954. Letter012709
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a letter she received from a friend who had been re-assigned and daily life in Japan, Feburary 24, 1954. Letter012710
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the latest earhhquake to shake Tokoyo and a visit from Joan's brother, Feburary 25, 1954. Letter012711
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Scrabble game she received that was popular among her friends, March 1, 1954. Letter012801
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a few recipes she wants to try, her weekend, and anew drink that a friend introduced her to that she enjoyed, March 4, 1954. Letter012802
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual describing the very odd Japanese birthday party that she attended over the weekend, March 7, 1954. Letter012803
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a fellow secretary's problems returning home and if that might occur to her, March 8, 1954. Letter012804
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan and pictures she received of her family, March 9, 1954. Letter012805
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan, March 11, 1954. Letter012806
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan and the dinner party she is planning to have with her British friends from the Embassy, March 15, 1954. Letter012807
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding dinner she had with her friends and described the bright personality of one of her British friends, March 18, 1954. Letter012808
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the day she spent with her friend and being called in on her day off to work for her boss and the ambassador, March 22, 1954. Letter012809
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her roommate's German friends that stayed with them for a few days and how nice her bosses are, March 24, 1954. Letter012810
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her time in Paris, March 29, 1954. Letter012811
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a very nice dinner she had a restuarant with some friends of hers, March 30, 1954. Letter012812
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the new secretaries coming to the Embassy and her trying to find a way back to the States, March 31, 1954. Letter012813
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