At the last commencement, Columbia University awarded the
first Loubat prize, of the value of one thousand dollars, to Dr.
Clarence M. Alvord, of the University of Illinois, for his two
volume work, The Mississippi Valley in British Politics. The
second prize, of the value of four hundred dollars, was awarded
to Dr. HIerbert I. Priestley, of the University of California, for
his book, Josh de Gclvez: Visitor-General of New Spain, 1765-
1771. These prizes were awarded for the two best works printed
and published in the English language, since July 1, 1913, on the
geography, archaeology, ethnology, philology, numismatics, or his-
tory of North America prior to the period of the Amerienn rovo-
At the recent commencement of the University of California,
the degree of doctor of philosophy was conferred upon Owen C'.
Coy, secretary and archivist of the California Historical Survey
Commission, and upon Andrew Love Neff, of HIeber City. Utah.
Dr. Coy's thesis is entitled: The Settlement and Development of
the Humgbol dl Bay Reglion, 1850-1875; Dr. Neff's, The Mormon
Migration to Utah. Both theses have been accepted for publica-
tion in the history series of the University of California.
In lieu of the two traveling fellowships which, prior to the war.
were annually provided by the Native Sons of the Golden West,
that organization, following the precedent established last year.
has generously provided for four resident fellowships at the Uni-
versity of California, each of the value of seven hundred and fifty
dollars. The fellows appointed for next year are: Joseph John
Hill, Salt Lake City, Utah; Ralph Simpson Kuykendall, Santa
Clara, California,; Raymondl Chambers, Fayette, Iowa; andcl Miss
Doris Bepler, San Francisco.
Dr. Charles W. Iackett, of the University of California, who
for the past year has been engaged in editing, for the Carnegie
Tstitntion of Washintcn, the Bandelier collection of materials
for the history of the Sovthwest, has been appointed professor
of history and bead of the history department at the University
of New Mexico.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117156/. Accessed March 2, 2015.