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Guide to the Warren Austin Papers PA Mss 80
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Description
Papers of Warren Austin (1911-1999), owner of Val Verde estate in Montecito, California. Austin was a close friend of Dame Judith Anderson, a patron of the Lobero Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA.) and personal physician to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Background
Dr. Warren R. Austin (1911-1999) was personal physician to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor while the Duke was Governor of the Bahamas during World War II. After the end of the war, Dr. Austin moved to Montecito California, where he established his practice in the Montecito Medical Center in 1948, and married Florence Heath Horton Austin (1915-1991) in 1956. In 1956, Dr. and Mrs. Austin purchased the Val Verde estate in Montecito from Marjorie Buell. Val Verde, an Italianate mansion designed by Bertram Goodhue in 1893 for Henry Dater and added to by garden designer Lockwood de Forest for Wright Ludington, is considered one of the premier original Southern California estates. Dr. and Mrs. Austin expanded the estate from 9 to 17.4 acres.
Extent
20.75 linear feet (10 document boxes, 1 oversize flat box, 2 small shoeboxes, 55 film reels)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.