The collection contains correspondence, copies of short stories, articles, and screenplays by Watkins, as well as aviation
files with photographs of WWI aces, early airplanes (Curtis, Martin, Le Perce-Packard, Thomas-Morse Aircraft Corporation,
and others), ca. 1910s-1920 and images apparently shot from them, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and other
New York views; various air fields around the country.
Richard Howells Watkins (1895 - ?) was an author in the adventure/detective genre, a World War I veteran, an inveterate traveler,
and an auto racing, aviation, and maritime enthusiast. He was born in New York City on May 26, 1895, later residing in Riverside,
Connecticut, and finally moving to Santa Barbara in 1956.
4.4 linear feet
(11 document boxes)
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