Thomas B. Costain letter to Chester L. McDonald

Thomas B. Costain letter to Chester L. McDonald

Dates: 1961 November 4

Letter was written by Costain on November 4, 1961 to Chester L. McDonald. Letter is typewritten with Costain's handwritten signature.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Costain, Thomas B. (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965. -- McDonald, Chester L., 1940-2003
  • Call Number: MSS 8187
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Literary Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas B. Costain letter to Chester L. McDonald must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Located in Box 593.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8187; Thomas B. Costain letter to Chester L. McDonald; Literary Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8187, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Custodial history is unknown.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Literature
Genre / Form
Autographs; Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Kristi Young; November 2013.
Appraisal Information
Literature manuscripts collection development policy.
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Finding Aid Title
Costain (Thomas B.) letter to Chester L. McDonald
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kristi Young
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-01T04:29-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Chester L. McDonald (1940-2003) was an autograph collector in Massachusetts.

Biographical History

Thomas B. Costain (1885-1965) was a Canadian-born writer and editor.

Thomas Bertram Contain was born on May 8, 1885 in Brantford, Ontario to John Herbert Costain and Mary Schultz. In 1902 he sold a mystery story to the Brantford Courier, and began working there as a reporter. He moved to the Guelph Daily Mercury in 1908, where he worked as editor until 1910. Costain married Ida Randolph Spragge in 1910, and they had two daughters. He later worked as the fiction editor for The Saturday Evening Post for fourteen years.

Costain's first novel was published in 1942. He eventually wrote twelve novels and seven non-fiction books, four of which were produced as motion pictures. Costain died on October 8, 1965 in New York, New York.

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