Papers of W.C. Costin

Archive Collection

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.