Papers of W.C. Costin
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.
Language of Materials
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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A full description is available in the Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1985.
- 20th century
- Canada -- Description and travel
- China -- Description and travel
- Costin | William Conrad | 1893-1970 | President of St John's College, Oxford
- Diaries -- 20th century
- East Asia -- Description and travel
- Hong Kong (China) -- Description and travel
- Indo-China -- Description and travel
- Japan -- Description and travel
- Palestine -- Description and travel
- Papers of W.C. Costin
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description
- Script of description