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Thomas Bertram Costain, 1885-
Literary File, Photography Collection

137 items (2 boxes)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Thomas Bertram Costain Literary File consists of 137 photographs, including images of Costain and/or family members, friends, and associates, as well as stills from movies based on his books. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1 P1A-P1C, P2A-P2B, P3-P14, P15A-P15B, P16-P17 Portraits of Costain as an older man.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1P18A-P18B Carte-de-visite portraits of Costain as a boy with his mother and sisters.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1 P19Cabinet card portrait of Costain as a boy with his siblings.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1 P20-P36, P37A-P37B, P38-P41Images of Costain as an older man with various people, including his wife (P20-P21).
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1P42 Portrait of Costain's mother Mrs. John Costain.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1P43 Portrait of Costain's sister Cora.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1P44 Portrait of Costain's sister Edith (Mrs. Milne).
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1P45 Group portrait of 36 members of the Costain family, including Costain as a boy.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1 P46-P48Portraits of Helen Wills Moody (P46), Barbara Ann Scott King (P47), and Virginia Mayo (P48).
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1P49-P53 Stills from a movie production of Costain's The Chord of Steel.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 1 P54-P65Stills from a movie production of Costain's The Silver Chalice.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2P66-P85 Stills from a movie production of Costain's The Silver Chalice.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2P86-P87 Photographs of publicity displays for Costain's books The Silver Chalice (P86) and Below the Salt (P87).
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2P88 Photographic reproduction of a painting.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2P89-P102 14 8x10 copy negatives, predominantly of castles in England and Scotland, pertaining to Exile in Paris.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2 P103Photographic reproduction of a painting used as research material for Costain's book The Black Rose.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2P104 Image of a memorial plaque for the Rev. Gordon Rosebrough Jones.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2 P105A-P105CViews of the Costain Homestead, near Burford, Ontario.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2 P106View of Costain's residence at Lakeville, Connecticut.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2 P107View of Stepney Tower of London.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2 P108-P110Views of Ludlow Castle, Chapel, and Church.
PH:LF:Costain, T.B., Box 2 997:0105:0389-040719 images of a ceremony and reception for Costain related to his book The Chord of Steel, held in Brantford, Ontario.


Index of Photographers

Bermuda News Bureau--P6
Bernard, Bruno--P47
Brantford Expositor--P7, P11, P23-P26, P28, P31-P32, P37A-P37B; 997:0105:0398
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Still-Photo Dept.--P53
Chinn, C. A.--P20, P34
Cole, Eric, photographer--P3, P106
Dick, George W.--P19
Evans, Clayton, photographer--P12-P14, P29-P30, P33
F. Frith & Co.--P108-P110
Gilbert A. Milne & Co.--P87
Graetz Bros.--P88
Heermann, Norbert--P5, P17
Karsh, Yousuf, 1908- --P2A-P2B, P15A-P15B
Lucas & Monroe--P1A-P1C
National Buildings Record (Great Britain)--P107
Ragsdale, Robert C.--P49-P52
Snider, G. A.--P18A-P18B
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)--P48, P54-P85


Thomas Bertram Costain Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 17 March 2008)

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