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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 8, February 24, 2008, Article 9

ON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY'S LOUBAT PRIZE

Regarding Dave Lange's query, Douglas Mudd writes: "I believe
that the 'Lombat' prize is actually the 'Loubat' prize - I
wonder when/where it was first misspelled - it is identified
in Wikipedia as:

 The Loubat Prize was a pair of prizes awarded by Columbia
 University every five years between 1913 and 1958 for the
 best social science works in the English language about
 North America. The awards were established and endowed
 by Joseph Florimond, Duc de Loubat. The awards were given
 "in recognition of the best works printed in the English
 language on the history, geography, archaeology, ethnology,
 philology, or numismatics of North America."

Pete Smith, Ron Abler, Dan Demeo and Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan
of the American Numismatic Society also spotted the error. Pete
Smith was among the first to report the mistake.  He writes: "I
don't know who made the spelling error but that should obviously
be the Loubat Prize. I found that when I was doing research for
my article on Loubat in The Asylum. I found several references
to it being awarded but I could not confirm why awards stopped."

Dave Lange writes: "The article in Naval History did spell it
'Lombat,' and this may have been a scanning error. These are
becoming increasingly common in this age of electronic media
and spell-checking programs run amok."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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