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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 desire to tour Europe but not having the funds or time to do so, August 24, 1955. Letter021311
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, August 25, 1955. Letter021312
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, August 26, 1955. Letter021313
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a friend who might be stationed in Paris and the fresh foods available at the French markets, August 27, 1955. Letter021314
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the warm weather and an Exchange student she met, August 29, 1955. Letter021315
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new techique to get to work on time and everyday life in Paris, August 30, 1955. Letter021316
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the cocktail party for her boss she is going to and the party she is having in her apartment over the weekend, August 31, 1955. Letter021317
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a friend from Tokoyo who is getting married and her day trip to Mont St. Michael, September 2, 1955. Letter021401
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend activities and the restuarants she went to and a little spice shop, September 12, 1955. Letter021402
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dinner at her Boss' home and the illness she picked up in Holland, September 13, 1955. Letter021403
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the numerous dinners she had been to during the week and her job at the Embassy, September 16, 1955. Letter021404
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the metro and bus strike in Paris and the listening party she had for the Mormon Choir, September 19, 1955. Letter021405
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her letter from her Uncle and her new French language class, September 22, 1955. Letter021406
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding another strike occuring this week in Paris, work in the Embassy, and daily life, September 23, 1955. Letter021407
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the museums she visited during the weekend and an anecdote about the Lourve, September 26, 1955. Letter021408
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her broken refrigerator and some car issues, September 28, 1955. Letter021409
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her refrigerator problems, her photogrpahs of the lights of Paris, and the gift she sent to her father, October 3, 1955. Letter021501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Paris, October 5, 1955. Letter021502
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding some discrepancies with her bosses and the slow service in France, October 7, 1955. Letter021503
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the car show she went to and the play she saw over the weekend, October 10, 1955. Letter021504
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her French tutor, her busy work schedule, Christmas shopping and a play she saw in French, October 20, 1955. Letter021505
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her job in the Embassy and a French comedy she went to see, November 8, 1955. Letter021601
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her failed attempt at calling and a failed trip to Heidelberg, November 10, 1955. Letter021602
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the new position she's working in the Embassy, her Thanksgiving plans and her ideas for Christmas, November 23, 1955. Letter021603
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding dinner and a single mother she met in the Foreign Service, November 24, 1955. Letter021604
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