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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.

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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 unidentified person concerning her life in Tokyo, July 22, 1952.Letter010813
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning a pregnant co-worker, July 23, 1952.Letter010814
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning daily life, July 24, 1956.Letter010815
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning daily life, July 25, 1952.Letter010816
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning the British Officers' Club Dance, July 25, 1952.Letter010817
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person concerning life in Tokyo, July 28, 1952. Letter010818
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her life in Japan and her adjustment to Japanese culture, August 1, 1952.Letter010901
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person describing her daily activites while living in Japan, August 4, 1952.Letter010902
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her planned trip to Mount Fiji, Japan, August 4, 1952.Letter010903
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person decribing Japanese customs, August 6, 1952.Letter010904
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily activites in Japan, August 7, 1952.Letter010905
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her friend Harriet, August 11, 1952.Letter010906
Letter from M. Welch to Mary Stewart Pollock regarding the planned trip to Mount Fiji, Japan, August 12, 1952.Letter010907
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Nancy and Bob regarding her life in Tokyo, Japan and her planned trip to Mount Fiji, August 12, 1952.Letter010908
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentifed person regading daily life in Japan, August 12, 1952.Letter010909
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person decribing her trip to a Japanese festival as well as her trip to Mt. Fiji, August 14, 1952.Letter010910
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding her daily life in Tokyo, Japan, August, 14, 1952.Letter010911
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person describing daily life in Tokyo, Japan, August 18, 1952.Letter010912
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person reagrding her trip to Mount Fiji, August 18, 1952.Letter010913
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, August 19, 1952.Letter010914
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, August 20, 1952.Letter010915
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, August 22, 1952.Letter010916
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, August 23, 1952Letter010917
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, August 26, 1952.Letter010918
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentifed person regarding her daily life in Japan, August 25, 1952.Letter010918
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