Papers of W.C. Costin

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. b. 422, d. 1272-4, f. 848-51
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Scope and Content

Costin's papers, concerning his visit to the Far East, consist of four notebooks containing a journal of his trip, three albums of photographs, and a carbon typescript report by Costin on his travels.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Conrad Costin (1893-1970) visited the Far East to attend a conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations in Shanghai, 1931-2. He visited Canada on his way to China, spent three months in China, visited Hong Kong and Japan, returning via Indo-China and Palestine. Details are given in Who Was Who.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1985.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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