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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 her mother regarding the robe she gave her for Christmas and discussing plans for Christmas, December 6, 1954. Letter020503
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the money from her father and her aunt's response letter, December 10, 1954. Letter020504
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual once more talking about her letter to her father's aunt and what she plans to do, December 13, 1954. Letter020505
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding letters she must write for the Ambassador, December 14, 1954. Letter020506
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, December 16, 1954. Letter020507
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the fuse she blew in her household that rsn up the power, December 21, 1954. Letter020508
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her step-father concerning the letter she received and daily life in Paris, December 26, 1954. Letter020509
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Bree and Fred regarding Christmas in Paris and Christmas for her family, December 26, 1954. Letter020510
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Christmas Eve and the midnight mass she attended, December 26, 1954. Letter020511
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the two friends she went out with on Christmas Day, December 27, 1954. Letter020512
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the bites that she and her friend Dolores have, it turns out to be just eating the wrong food, December 30, 1954. Letter020513
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her hospital friend being transferred to Vietnam, January 1, 1954. Letter020601
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding two incidents with passports that she had to fix, January10, 1955. Letter020602
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, January 12, 1955. Letter020603
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life at Paris and her new job at the Embassy, January 11, 1955. Letter020604
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a Romanian dancing festival, January 12, 1955. Letter020605
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip to see the Sience River and she explains how it floods very high, January 13, 1955. Letter020606
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding some business with the bank she needs done and talking about Christmas, January 18, 1955. Letter020607
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her day and dinner with some friends and an electric problem, January 19, 1955. Letter020608
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, January 25, 1955. Letter020609
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend out in the French countryside with her friend from the Embassy, January 30, 1955. Letter020610
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend adventures in the French countryside and her day at work, January 31, 1955. Letter020611
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a small accident she was in and how her birthday went, February 2,1955.Letter020701
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Hungarian ballet she went to and the package she received, February 4, 1955. Letter020702
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, February 8, 1955. Letter020703
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