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Harry Todd Costello Papers

Identifier: Harry Todd Costello papers

Scope and Contents

Lecture notes, essays, syllabi, correspondence and diaries documenting Costello's career as instructor of philosophy and psychology. Also includes biographical material.


  • Creation: 1907 - 1960

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Biographical / Historical

Brownell Professor of Philosophy at Trinity from 1903-1960. B.A. Earlham College, 1908. M.A. Harvard, 1910. Ph.D. Harvard, 1911. Born in Richmond, Indiana, 1885.

Costello studied under Josiah Royce and Bertrand Russell while at Harvard. After receiving his Ph.D. he taught at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and City College. Author of A Philosophy of the Real and Possible.

Costello died in Hartford in 1960.


2 Cubic Feet (2 records storage cartons)

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Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford Connecticut 06106