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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 Alphonse regarding her move to her new apartment with a diagram of the apartment, October 5, 1952. Letter011103
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her skipping work and a conversation with her maid, October 7, 1952.Letter011104
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her daily life in Japan and foods she enjoyed, October 8, 1952.Letter011105
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding the daily life in Japan, October 8, 1952. Letter011106
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her trip to the Iakasimaya Department Store, October 9, 1952.Letter011106
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding a Chinese claw table she purchased, October 11, 1952.Letter011108
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding the daily life in Japan, October 13, 1952. Letter011109
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her Peking cooking class and daily life in Japan, October 14, 1952. Letter011110
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her work routine and daily life, October 15, 1952. Letter011111
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding the funny incident with the drunken British soldier, October 16, 1952. Letter011112
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her trip to the festival in Niko, October 19, 1952. Letter011113
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding the best meal she had since she came to Japan, October 20, 1952. Letter011114
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her new Japanese friend that she met in the cooking class, October 21, 1952. Letter011115
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her friends that she went to Nikko with, October 28, 1952. Letter011116
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her daily life in Japan and talk of mailing Christmas gifts, October 29, 1952.Letter011117
Letter from Susie, the Japanese maid, to Mary Stewart Pollock regarding housekeeping issues, October 1952. Letter011118
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding daily life in Tokyo and a misunderstanding at a resturuant, October 30, 1952.Letter011119
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding the strange Japanese holiday that was celebrated, November 2, 1952. Letter011201
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding an alcoholic drink she tried and daily life in Japan, November 4, 1952. Letter011202
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding the recent election and opinions on it, November 5, 1952.Letter011203
Mainchi Extra regarding the possible outcomes for the recent election and that Dwight Eisenhower will most likely become the next President of the United States, November 5, 1952. Document011204
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her daily life and her Japanese lessons, November 6, 1952. Letter011205
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding directions from natives on how to reach Tokyo and a German restaraunt, November 7, 1952. Letter011206
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding the preparing of Christmas gifts to be shipped to the United States, November 8, 1952. Letter011207
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding daily life in Japan and her purchase of a tub, November 10, 1952. Letter011208
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