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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 Steward Pollock to an unknown person about her response to letters she received in the mail from her family in the US, June 9, 1952. Letter010705
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person discussing her day and evening spent with coworkers at a restaurant in Tokyo Japan, June 10, 1952.Letter010705
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about the exchange rate between American dollars and the Japanese yen, June 11, 1952.Letter010706
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person concerning Mary's response to the news that Jo Pharr bought a new car, June 16, 1952.Letter 010707
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person about the weather and the tasks she must complete at her job in Tokyo, June 17, 1952. Letter010708
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about the fact that Mary forgot to send birthday presents to two friends while she was in Tokyo, June 18, 1952.Letter010709
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about the upcoming party being held for the American workers in Tokyo Japan, June 19, 1952.Letter010710
Invatation to all American Members of the Embassy Staff to the Fourth of July Reception at the Embassy in Tokyo from Robery Murphy, June 20, 1952. Document010711
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about not recieving mail from her friends and family back in the US, June 24, 1952. Letter010712
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person concerning dinner with a male friend, June 24, 1952. Letter010712
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person discussing a riot that took place in Japan by the Korean Communists, June 26, 1952. Letter010713
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about a coworker who gave birth to a baby girl in Tokyo, June 29, 1952.Letter010714
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about Mary's response to letters recieved from friends and family members back in the US, June 30, 1952.Letter010715
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person asking for shirts to be bought and sent over from the US mail to Mary in Tokyo, July 1, 1952.Letter010801
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about shopping for presents for birthday's and Christmas and the exchange rate between American money and Japanese money, July 2, 1952.Letter010802
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about the tasks she must complete for her job, July 3, 1952. Letter010803
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person concerning the improvement of the mail services between the US and Tokyo Japan, July 7, 1952.Letter010804
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person discussing the package she recieved in the mail from relatives in the US, July 8, 1952.Letter010805
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about the responses to the issues facing her relatives back in the US, July 9, 1952. Letter010806
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person discussing Mary's most recently planned trip to a place called The Bridge of Heaven in Tokyo Japan, July 10, 1952.Letter010807
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person about not recieving any mail and working very hard at her job with the Embassy, July 15, 1952.Letter 010808
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person discussing the weather in Tokyo Japan and the difference between seasons in the US and Japan, July 16, 1952.Letter010809
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person concerning her day at work and the hot weather in Japan, July 17, 1952.Letter010810
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unknown person discussing her time spent with other girls working for the Embassy in Tokyo, July 18, 1952.Letter010811
Letter from Mary Steward Pollock to an unidentified person concerning the arrvial of another package from the US, July 21, 1952.Letter010812
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