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Papers of W.C. Costin


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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.


  • 1931-2


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 422].
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MSS. Eng. misc. b. 422, d. 1272-4, f. 848-51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13619

Biographical / Historical

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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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1985.
Papers of W.C. Costin
Emily Tarrant
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