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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 regarding her daily life in Japan, August 28, 1952.Letter010919
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, August 28, 1952.Letter010920
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her Labor Day trip to Matsushima, Japan, September, 1, 1952.Letter011001
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person describing her trip to Matsushima, Japan, September 2, 1952.Letter011002
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life and a visit with a fortune teller, September 3, 1952.Letter011003
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her work day at the U.S. Embassy in Japan, September 4, 1952.Letter011004
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding life in Tokyo, September 6, 1952.Letter011005
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding life in Tokyo, September 8, 1952. Letter011006
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her work life in Tokyo, September 8, 1952 Letter011007
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her letter from home, her dream kitchen, her weekend trip to Komakino, a short hiaku she wrote, and a book she is currently reading, September 9, 1952. Letter011008
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, September 10, 1952.Letter011009
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her life in Japan, September 11, 1952.Letter011010
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, September 15, 1952.Letter011011
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life, September 16, 1952.Letter011012
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regardng her new single room and daily life in Japan, September 17, 1952.Letter011013
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life and a friend infected with TB in Japan, September 18, 1952.Letter011014
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life and a trip to Kaliki, September 20, 1952. Letter011015
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life and a drawn description of a friend's apartment, September 22, 1952. Letter011016
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life in Japan, September 25, 1952.Letter011017
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her daily life and a small cocktail party she attended, September 26, 1952. Letter011018
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her search for a present for Papa and other details of daily life in Japan, September 26, 1952. Letter011019
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding daily life in Japan, September 30, 1952. Letter011020
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding daily life, the skies in Tokyo, and a visit to the fall festival in Nikko, September 30, 1952. Letter011021
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to an unidentified person regarding her attempt to speak the language Japaneese and her daily life in Japan, October 1, 1952. Letter011101
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her daily life in Japan and an upcoming election, October 2, 1952. Letter011102
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