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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 party for the Embassy she has to attend and the Embassy weekend trip she went on, Jne 29, 1960. Letter031603
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the Ambassador's failed fishing trip and his wife's appearance at her cocktail party as well as the Cuban and French singers for the Fourth of July party, July 5, 1960. Letter031701
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her visit with Mrs. Long on the cruise ship and how strange the wealthy of America are, July 7, 1960. Letter031702
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her bosses taking leave in August and her plans to go tenting and fishing over the weekend, July 8, 1960. Letter031703
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the details of her tenting trip in the Icelandic countryside, July 13, 1960. Letter031704
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her name appearing on the Promotion's list and Mary deciding to wash her own dresses, July 19, 1960. Letter031705
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend trip to a small fishing village and their excursions to a small island off the coast of Iceland, July 20, 1960. Letter031706
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the trip to France she about to undertake for a week and her bird watching, August 10, 1960. Letter031801
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her vacation in France, August 23, 1960. Letter031802
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a hiking trip she took with a group of Embassy friends, September 6, 1960. Letter031901
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a statue she purchased in France and life in Iceland, September 19, 1960. Letter031902
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding life in Iceland and American politics, September 28, 1960. Letter031903
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the two parties she is planning and her game of bridge with the French Ambassador, October 3, 1960. Letter032001
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her planning for her two parties and her menus for both, October 10, 1960. Letter032002
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the plans she has for the weekend and her thoughts on Kennedy and Nixon, November 2, 1960. Letter032101
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend and some election news, November 8, 1960. Letter032102
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her dinner with the French Ambassador, her bridge tournament, and Christmas shopping, November 15, 1960. Letter032103
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her two black-tie dinner she has been invited to, Christmas planning, and the many bridge games she been invited to, December 2, 1960. Letter032201
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her call to the United States on Christmas, her plans for Chirstmas, and Christmas cards, December 16, 1960. Letter032202
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual her birthday, bridge with ther US Ambassador, and life in Iceland, Feburary 28, 1961. Letter032301
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip back home to Elmira and the plane she is taking from Iceland, March 1, 1961. Letter032401
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding all the farwell dinners for Ambassdor Thompson, April 13, 1961. Letter032501
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the call she received from her family in the United States and the bridge games she is planning for the weekend, April 18, 1961. Letter032502
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend, her bridge game with the French Ambassador, and her dinner menus, April 26, 1961. Letter032503
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her money situation, the King of Norway coming to Iceland, and daily life in Iceland, April 27, 1961. Letter032504
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