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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 daily life in Paris and all cleaning she must do, July 21, 1955. Letter021103
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, France, June 10, 1955. Letter021104
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip to Luxembourg over the weekend, June 13, 1955. Letter021105
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the New York City Ballet she went to see, June 15, 1955. Letter021106
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, June 21, 1955. Letter021107
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, June 22, 1955. Letter021108
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her future trip to England and Ireland and dinner with friends over the weekend, June 27, 1955. Letter021109
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding dinner with a very cultured friend from Kansas as well as new plans for her trip to England, June 29, 1955. Letter021110
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the play she went to go see, packing for her trip to London, and summer in Paris, July 1, 1955. Letter021201
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland, July 19, 1955. Letter021202
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the cost of living in Paris, July 21, 1955. Letter021203
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, July 22, 1955. Letter021204
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, July 25, 1955. Letter021205
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, the murder mystery books she is reading and her trip to Chartres, July 28, 1955. Letter021206
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her lack of communication with her family and daily life in Paris, July 29, 1955. Letter021207
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding friends she had over for dinner and the discussion of an Isreali state, August 4, 1955. Letter021301
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the new typewriter she can use and her weekend trip to Chartres, August 7, 1955. Letter021302
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend full of Paris sightseeing, August 8, 1955. Letter021303
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dinner she will be hosting that night and a wedding announcement, August 9, 1955. Letter021304
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the new conceirge and the nice recommendation in the Personel Office, August 10, 1955. Letter021305
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her day with friends Ott and Jane, August 11, 1955. Letter021306
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual describing her trip to Holland, August 16, 1955. Letter021307
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, August 21, 1955. Letter021308
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the bedbug infestation and the new concierge's baby, August 22, 1955. Letter021309
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, August 23, 1955. Letter021310
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