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Preliminary Guide to the Richard Howells Watkins Collection
Mss 130  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Howells Watkins Collection
    Dates: ca. 1895-1950s
    Collection number: Mss 130
    Creator: Watkins, Richard Howells
    Collection Size: 4.4 linear feet (11 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Box 1 (Del Sur); Boxes 2-11 (SRLF).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None. Majority of boxes stored off-site, please contact Special Collections to retrieve.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Richard Howells Watkins Collection. Mss 130. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. Monographs by Watkins have been cataloged separately.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Watkins, Richard Howells
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations.
    Airplanes, Military -- History -- 20th century.
    Airplanes--History--20th century.