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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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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 trip to Luxor and Abu Simbel, March 30, 1962. Letter040505
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding more eye troubles, Mahmoud's eyes operation, and her plants on her balcony, April 5, 1962. Letter040601
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her times at the office changing and her thoughts on the Syrian crisis, April 6, 1962. Letter040602
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her reading on Egyptian politics, Mahmoud better cooking, and her friends coming to stay with her, April 10, 1962. Letter040603
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her friend's Alice and Mary Grace plans during their stay, April 13, 1962. Letter040604
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her friends Lillian and Jean Paul Braun who are visiting America and daily life in Cairo, April 26, 1962. Letter040605
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Bernice regarding Egyptian poverty and daily life in Cairo, May 10, 1962. Letter040701
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her cook Mahmoud and an incident while going out to eat with friends, May 12, 1962. Letter040702
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Cairo, May 20, 1962. Letter040703
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a quartet she saw and an accident she was in, May 25, 1962. Letter040704
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her trip to the Suez Canal and mechanical problems with her car, June 8, 1962. Letter040801
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding a party she went to in Maadi, her displeasure with the man she buys flowers from, and her unhappiness with the book "The Ugly American", June 11, 1962. Letter040802
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