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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 her irritation with tourists and daily life in Paris, February 10, 1955. Letter020704
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding friends from the United States visiting and giving her a horrible time, February 14, 1955. Letter020705
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, February 15, 1955. Letter020706
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her house cleaning and her hospital friend who is leaving for Laos, February 20, 1955. Letter020707
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the week she spent sick at home, February 25, 1955. Letter020708
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, February 28, 1955. Letter020709
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, March 2, 1955. Letter020801
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris and her plans for Easter, March 3, 1955. Letter020802
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trouble with the French language and the possibility of her moving to another division within the Embassy, March 8, 1955. Letter020803
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the bad day she been having and her daily life in Paris, March 10, 1955. Letter020804
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new male friend that she's interested in, life in Paris, and a promotion she is in line for, March 11, 1955. Letter020805
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the household appliance exhibition and dinner with her friends afterwards, March 13, 1955. Letter020806
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding some banking that she needed done and the possibility of meeting friends of the family in Spain, March 14, 1955. Letter020807
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in France, March 15, 1955. Letter020808
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, her trip to a French department store, and her latest reading interest, March 17, 1955. Letter020809
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a visit from family friends and her first successful phone conversation in French, March 23, 1955. Letter020810
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip to the Park Monceau and dinner with a friend from her French class, March 24, 1955. Letter020811
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris and a French income tax form she received that she believes she doesn't have to pay, March 25, 1955. Letter020812
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip to the Loire River and the countryside around it and her trip to Holland at the end of the month, April 12, 1955. Letter020901
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in France and a book on Mary Staurt of Scotland she is reading, May 9, 1955. Letter021001
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in France and her French class, May 5, 1955. Letter021002
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris and a small car accident she was in, May 31, 1955. Letter021003
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in France and the spring weather, June 1, 1955. Letter021101
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the religious rally she went to featuring Billy Graham, June 6, 1955. Letter021102
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a horrible dinner with a friend and the high priced art in France, June 9, 1955. Letter021103
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