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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 an unknown person discussing her continuing lessons in Japanese, April 1, 1952. Letter010501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person concerning difficulties at her new job in the Political Section, April 2, 1952. Letter010502
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person about problems at work, April 3, 1952. Letter010503
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person a letter asking about her family and explaining what she has been doing in Japan, April 4, 1952. Letter010504
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about shopping in Japan, April 5, 1952. Letter010505
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person describing her new apartment in Tokyo, April 9, 1952. Letter010506
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about her boss and his recent stay in the hospital while working in Tokyo, April 11, 1952. Letter010507
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about spending the day exploring Tokyo and seeing all the cherry trees blossoming, April 12, 1952. Letter 010508
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning her life in Tokyo, April 14, 1952. Letter010509
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person discussing the visit of John D. Rockefeller III to Tokyo, Japan April 15, 1952. Letter010510
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about her life in Tokyo, April 16, 1952. Letter010511
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her grandmother about a coworker being released from the hospital after a breif stay and minor surgery April 17, 1952.Letter010512
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Jo Phan about what gifts Mary shoud buy and send back to the US for relatives birthdays, April 18, 1952. Letter010513
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about a problem at work, April 18, 1952.Letter 010514
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning mistakes Mary made when typing memo's for her job in Tokyo, Japan, April 21, 1952.Letter010515
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Nancy and her family concerning the Mary's Japanese classes, April 21, 1952.Letter010516
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about her Japanesse classes and her new coworker, April 22, 1952. Letter010517
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person discussing her exploration of Tokyo, April 23, 1952. Letter010518
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about the upcoming celebrations for May Day and the demonstrations being held by Communist supporters, April 24, 1952. Letter010519
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about mistakes she made while typing up documents for her job in Tokyo Japan, April 25, 1952.Letter010520
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to unknown persons about having to cancel plans made with coworkers about going out in Tokyo due to the poor weather, April 26, 1952. Letter010521
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person discussing the final day of the US occupation of Japan, April 28, 1952. Letter010522
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about the Japanese Emperor's birthday and the celebrations that took place in Tokyo, April 29, 1952.Letter010523
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unknown person about the new US Ambassador to Japan, April 30, 1952. Letter010524
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person discussing the changes to her job now that the Army has left Japan, May 1, 1952.Letter010601
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