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Peter MacQueen Papers, 1871-1922 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

By Rare Books and Manuscripts Department staff, March 2013

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Collection Overview

Title: Peter MacQueen Papers, 1871-1922Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates: 1898-1917

Collection Identifier: MS Am.  561

Extent: 184.0 Items

Arrangement:

Arranged into 5 sections:

Letters and mss. by Peter MacQueen (Items 1-5)

Letters and mss. to and about Peter MacQueen (Items 6-159)

Printed Material (Items160-161)

Photograph (Items 162)

Miscellaneous (Items 163-183)

Date Acquired: 06/15/1967

Subjects: Authors, American, Lecturers, Photographers, Travelers

Forms of Material: Digital images.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains correspondence and other material relating to the journalistic career of Peter MacQueen.

Collection Historical Note

Peter MacQueen (1865-1924) was born in Scotland and came to the United States when he was 17 years old. He graduated from Princeton University in 1887 and from Union Theological Seminary in 1890. His first church was in New York. He moved to Boston in 1892 where he preached at the Day Street Church, the First Parish Congregational Church in Charlestown, and the West Somerville Congregational Church. In 1898, he became a war correspondent and went to Cuba with Theodore Roosevelt. He went to the Transvaal in 1900 to cover the guerilla war. After that, MacQueen traveled extensively throughout Russia, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa, and he wrote about and gave lectures on his experiences.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, American
Lecturers
Photographers
Travelers

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books."

Acquisition Source: Goodspeed's Book Shop

Acquisition Method: Purchase

Preferred Citation: Peter MacQueen Papers, 1871-1922. Ms. Eng. 561. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library.


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Item 6: Abbey Hotel, Melrose, Scotland. Printed D. filled out in ms to Peter MacQueen; Melrose, 8 June 1910Add to your cart.
Bill for room and board.
Item 7: Abruzzi, Luigi Amedo, duca di, 1873-1933. Typed L.S. (F. Negrotto Cambrasi, aid) to Peter MacQueen; Boston,, 21 June 1907Add to your cart.
Regarding published account of Duke Abruzzi's trip to Central Africa.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 8: Ahlbory, Dr. Ms. N. to Peter Macqueen; German East Africa, 190-Add to your cart.
Reporting recovery of friend from an accident.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 9: Sister Alma. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen;  Mafeking, 25 December 1900Add to your cart.
Requesting pictures of Africa trip and reporting on Boers.  1 s. (4 p.) With envelope.
Item 10: Amen, Harlan Page, 1853-1913. Typed L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Exeter, N.H., 16 January 1909Add to your cart.
Inviting him to speak at Phillips Exeter Academy.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 11: Anderson, Thomas  M. Typed L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Chicago,, 11 December 1899Add to your cart.
Thanking him for book on Spanish and Philipino wars and suggesting corrections if book is to go into another edition.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 12: Arnold -----. Telegram to Peter MacQueen; Zanzibar, July 1908Add to your cart.
"Congratulations, wish you quick recovery."  1 s. (1 p.)

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