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Establishment of Loubat Prizes


Through the generosity of the Duke de Loubat, two prizes, to be called the Loubat Prizes, have been established at Columbia University, to be awarded, under the conditions governing the competition, every five years for the best original works dealing with North America at any period preceding the Declaration of Independence. The value of the first prize is not less than $1000, and that of the second prize not less than $400, and the work of all persons, whether citizens of the United States or of any other country, will be considered.

The following conditions are prescribed: All works which have appeared between January 1, 1903, and January 1, 1908, which treat of the history, geography, or numismatics of North America prior to 1776, or on some topic comprised within these general subjects will be considered; works must be the results of the original research of a single person; they must be written in English, and no prizes will be awarded if works are not deemed worthy of award. The works shall be placed in the Library of Columbia University after the award, and five copies of the prize-winning works shall be presented to Columbia University for distribution according to the conditions in Mr. Loubat's deed of gift. Manuscripts offered to the Committee must be typewritten and presented not later than October 1, 1907.

Competitors should address all communications to any of the following, who comprise the committee: W. M. Sloane, Seth Low, Professor of History in Columbia University; A. M. Huntington, President of the Hispanic Society of America; P. Van Dyke, Professor of History in Princeton University.

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