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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 some problems with the cleaning lady and Iceland's high prices, June 5, 1959. Letter030404
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her listening to an Opera recording, her new rug, and finishing up the last bits in her new apartment, June 23, 1959. Letter030405
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding some of the political gossip from America and her her watch still not working, June 24, 1959. Letter030406
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the never setting sun, an airplane trip she is taking to see the midnight sun in the Artic Circle, and her new boss who does not like her, June 25, 1959. Letter030407
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding how expensive it is to live in Iceland and the hassle it was to put up her new curtains, June 26, 1959. Letter030408
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a few questions she had concerning her broken furniture and her NYS income tax, July 1, 1959. Letter030501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new living room furniture with a hand drawn diagram of it and a waterfall she went to see over the weekend, July 13, 1959. Letter030502
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her unanswered questions dealing with the frying pan and the records, July 17, 1959. Letter030503
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a new cleaning lady who is German and some friends who came over for breakfast, July 21, 1959. Letter030504
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her plans to go bird watching again, a commisionary party, and her horrid fianances, July 24, 1959. Letter030505
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a friend she had over for dinner, a tour of the American naval base in Iceland, and a trip she is planning to take in August, July 28, 1959. Letter030506
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her dinner menu from a dinner party she is holding, the trip around Iceland she is going on, and how to make a lemon pie, August 5, 1959. Letter030601
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip and all the places she visited, August 18, 1959. Letter030602
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a barber she went to with an odd technique, her furniture for her new study, and her displeasure with the short Japanese ironing board she has, August 25, 1959. Letter030603
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the elections in Iceland, the busy work at the Embassy, and her food problems, August 27, 1959. Letter030604
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding an accident she had with her car and dinner she held at her apartment for a friend's birthday, September 1, 1959. Letter030701
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding another dinner party she is having and its menu and another accident she was in that did not involve the police, September 2, 1959. Letter030702
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the difficulty for schooling Americans in Iceland, and some of the fishing industry problems in Iceland, September 9, 1959. Letter030703
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Ambassador's leave to the United States and her boss' overload with work which falls onto her, September 22, 1959. Letter030704
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the lack of hot water in the apartment and her car doors not opening, October 7, 1959. Letter030801
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her father wishing him a Happy Birthday, talking about the Icelandic elections, and complaining about the inconsistent phone systems in the Embassy, October 8, 1959. Letter030802
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her cleaning woman, purchasing some mugs and potatoes, and a new chair she bought, October 12, 1959. Letter030803
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the horrible driving in Iceland, about the sod huts the Icelandics once lived in, and how lovely her living room is, October 14, 1959. Letter030804
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the food she is cooking for another dinner party she is hosting, a free trip to Frankfurt, Germany that she might go on and the business at work, October 21, 1959. Letter030805
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dinner she held the previous night which was a success and a strict Mormon man she met, October 22, 1959. Letter030806
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