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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 the cold winter weather and a mishap with her car, October 23, 1959. Letter030807
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the lovely weekend weather she had and her weekend activities, October 26, 1959. Letter030808
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her brother's engagement and how she can try to come back to the States for the wedding, November 12, 1959. Letter030901
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her vacation in France with a friend from the French Embassy, December 21, 1959. Letter031001
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Christmas parties that she gave and attended, a friend who is in the hospital, and her search for Butch's Christmas gift, December 29, 1959. Letter031002
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding her mother's birthday and the untrimming the tree party she had, January 8, 1960. Letter031101
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her birthday cards and hearing from a distant aunt, January 12, 1960. Letter031102
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her social evening plans for that night, January 13, 1960. Letter031103
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her bridge game with the Ambassador of France and the new Icelandic ambassador, Tyler Thompson, January 15, 1960. Letter031104
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her problem with paying the New York State Income tax, a bridge game, and the wine she bought in France, January 22, 1960. Letter031105
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her thoughts on her brother's marriage and the chains she needed to be put on her tires, January 26, 1960. Letter031106
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding Ambassador Thompson and an Icelandic wrestling match she saw, Feburary, 2, 1960. Letter031201
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding life in Reykjavik, Iceland, Feburary 5, 1960. Letter031202
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the devaluation of the fronur and the dinner party she held the previous night, Feburary 10, 1960. Letter031203
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding work done on her car, the new ambassador, and her bad luck with shopping, Feburary 23, 1960. Letter031204
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding an art gallery she went to and the ski lodge she visited, Feburary 29, 1960. Letter031205
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a doctor's visit and complaints about her taxes, March 7, 1960. Letter031301
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the dresses she received from home and her weekend plans were canceled, March 8, 1960. Letter031302
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her run in with an Icelandic police officer and the nice weather, March 16, 1960. Letter031303
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her dull weekend and the lunch she had at the Hotel Borg, March 28, 1960. Letter031304
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her flat tire, a picnic that became snowed out, and her plans for taking some home leave, April 12, 1960. Letter031401
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her plans to come back to the United States in May, April 25, 1960. Letter031402
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her change in flights back to the United States, May 12, 1960. Letter031501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her gratefulness for her time at home and the plane trip back, June 14, 1960. Letter031601
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the successfull party she had, a crisis at the Embassy, and the awful weather they have in Iceland, June 23, 1960. Letter031602
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