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Collection Level Description: Papers of W.C. Costin

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. b. 422, d. 1272-4, f. 848-51
Title: Papers of W.C. Costin
Dates of Creation: 1931-2
Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English



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.

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 Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1985.

Access Conditions

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Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Access Points

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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