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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 new job in the Foreign Service and a movie she went to see, December 1, 1955. Letter021701
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her boss' criticism of her, her new plans for Chirstmas, and her weekend activities, December 5, 1955. Letter021702
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Ambassador's Chirstmas party and a small operetta she attended, December 11, 1955. Letter021703
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding all of the work she has to do, Christmas, and an opera she went to over the weekend, December 11, 1955. Letter021704
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Comedie Francasie she attended and the packages she received in the mail, December 13, 1955. Letter021705
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her gas rations and the Ambassador's home to pick up a friend, December 15, 1955. Letter021706
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding flowers she purchased, a disasters trip to a party where she got lost, and dinner with a friend she attended, December 18, 1955. Letter021707
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding Christmas plans, a tree she bought for the apartment, and the china and glass set she bought for Christmas dinner, December 18, 1955. Letter021708
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the car designs she saw in the fall and how her Christmas dinner was a success, December 28, 1955. Letter021709
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Christmas dinner and where she went on Christmas Eve, December 28, 1955. Letter021710
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding dinner with a friend and her child and her dirty car, December 29, 1955. Letter021711
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Christmas gifts from friends and family, her disappointment with the carols at the mass she attended and busy week, December 30, 1955. Letter021712
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding all the work she has to do, her thoughts on moving to another apartment, and the issue with the telephone, January 12, 1956. Letter021801
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her troubles with the fog and her car battery, January 18, 1956. Letter021802
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the lack of progress with the telephone, customs issues, and her co-worker is leaving, January 24, 1956. Letter021803
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual informing them that she will not be getting a telephone and about her lazy weekend, January 25, 1956. Letter021804
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding all the mail she received, her bad day at work, and concern for the unknown individual's impending operation, Feburary 1, 1956. Letter021901
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individualregarding her car radiator over heating and the cold front that is coming through next week, Feburary 2, 1956. Letter021902
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her car troubles, the trouble she had in getting it back and the birthday dinner she went on with friends, Feburary 6, 1956. Letter021903
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend and some problems with the people who do her laundry, Feburary 13, 1956. Letter021904
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip to Switzerland that she took with some friends and issues with her boss, March 10, 1956. Letter022001
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding three new friends she has made on the ship she is on, January 5, 1957. Letter022101
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the family connection with her boss Mr. Wallner and that she is finally getting a phone installed, January 10, 1956. Letter022102
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the gas rationing in France and the general unhappiness of the French towards Americans, January 12, 1957. Letter022103
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the possible revolution in France, DeGaulle possibly taking office, and the potatoe tax, July 23, 1957. Letter022104
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