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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 chance at being transferred to an island off Africa and all of the troubles that occurring within the Foreign Service for her, April 6, 1954. Letter012901
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Tokoyo, April 14, 1954. Letter012902
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her possibility of being deferred and a going-away party her boss has set up, April 15, 1954. Letter012903
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her transfer and her next assignment, April 22, 1954. Letter012904
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her plans on arriving home and what she plans to do in Washington, April 26, 1954. Letter012905
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her stay in England before going to France to work with the Foreign Service again, August 5, 1954. Letter020101
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her first day in Paris and starting her new position at the Embassy, August 10, 1954. Letter020102
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the housework and cleaning she has been doing to her new apartment, August 11, 1954. Letter020103
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding her day in Paris and the apartment she is inhabiting, August 12, 1954. Letter020104
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new car and shopping for an apartment, August 13, 1954. Letter020105
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding starting her job and dinner she had with a woman she met, August 15, 1954. Letter020106
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the two Princeton students she is going to meet and moving in to her new apartment, August 18, 1954. Letter020107
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding more housekeeping and some new friends that came over for drinks and dinner, August 27, 1954. Letter020108
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new boss and his job as well as her new car that will be delivered, August 30, 1954. Letter020109
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her keeping up the housekeeping and getting her car delivered, September 2, 1954. Letter020201
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend plans and more issues with the delivery of her car, Spetember 3, 1954. Letter020202
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the next set of issues she was hit with by the car company for her car, September 7, 1954. Letter020203
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new apartment and included a hand-drawn diagram of her apartment, Spetember 8, 1954. Letter020204
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her lovely new care that was finally delivered and talks about her guests she plans on having over the weekend, September 10, 1954. Letter020205
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new friends and her weekend adventure to Chantilly, Septmeber 13, 1954. Letter020206
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her extremely busy schedule for the next few days and how her car is making her popular, September 15, 1954. Letter020207
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new boss and how she got into a disagreement with him over coffee, September 16, 1954. Letter020208
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Tokoyo friends and some toruble she got into with the Paris Police for her liscense plates, September 21, 1954. Letter020209
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding all of the housework she needs to get done and her possessions from Tokoyo finally arriving, September 23, 1954. Letter020210
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend plans and what she did, September 25, 1954. Letter020211
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