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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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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 the night out she spent with her hospital friend, September 30, 1954. Letter020212
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding all the housework she did over the weekend and the household items she needs to purchase, September 31, 1954. Letter020213
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the ballet she attended with some friends of hers, October 4, 1954. Letter020301
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, October 5, 1954. Letter020302
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her father regarding his birthday and the French classes she is beginning to take, October 7, 1954. Letter020303
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her phone call home and her dire need for winter clothing, October 8, 1954. Letter020304
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her friend from Germany that came to visit her over the previous weekend, October 11, 1954. Letter020305
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her friend from Tokoyo who is still with her and her hospital friend who is leaving for temporary duty, October 13, 1954. CL 131020306
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her friend with the flu who has no heat in her apartment and her weekend was again packed with entertainment, October 17, 1954. Letter020307
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her plans to visit some French friends and a clothes wasing incident over the weekend, October 20, 1954. Letter020308
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Veteran's Mass at Notre Dame that she attended, October 25, 1954. Letter020309
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her French class and how she needs to learn the vocabulary more, October 26, 1954. Letter020310
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris and her weekend plans, October 29, 1954. Letter020311
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a second FRench language class she is taking, November 3, 1954. Letter020401
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris and some troubles she had regarding a telephone, November 7, 1954. Letter020402
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual asking for antibiotics for an illness she's come down with and daily life in Paris, November 10, 1954. Letter020403
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Paris and her interesting trip to a cemetary on All Saints Day, November 13, 1954. Letter020404
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding insurance money that she has the right to collect from her biological father's death, November 15, 1954. Letter020405
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the will of her biological father and discussed the ethics of her aunt, November 15, 1954. Letter020406
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual trgarding another friend that came from Tokoyo on her way to the United States, November 23, 1954. Letter020407
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding Christmas presents and plans for Thanksgiving, November 24, 1954. Letter020408
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her night out with Colonel Van Vleet and some minor trouble the French police, November 26, 1954. Letter020409
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend and what she did with her friends from the Embassy, November 29, 1954. Letter020410
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the history of France and some household issues, December 1, 1954. Letter020501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dinner she had with a man from work, December 2, 1954. Letter020502
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