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.
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.
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Diaries | 20th century
Costin | William Conrad | 1893-1970 | President of St John's College, Oxford
Canada | Description and travel
China | Description and travel
East Asia | Description and travel
Hong Kong (China) | Description and travel
Japan | Description and travel
Indo-China | Description and travel
Palestine | Description and travel
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