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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 43: Emery, Samuel. Typed L.S. to Peter MacQueen; New York, 22 December 1909Add to your cart.
Sending excavated skeleton.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 44: Emery, Samuel. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; New York, 22 December 1909Add to your cart.
On tardy shipment of skeleton.  1 s . (2 p.)
Item 45: Equatorial Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda. Ms.D.; Entabbe, 11 August 1908Add to your cart.
Receipt for hotel bill.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 46: Davidson, Randall Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1848-1930. Typed L.S. (Randall Cantuar) to Peter MacQueen; London, 26 June 1905Add to your cart.
Thanking him for the brief history of John Harvard's church.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 47: The Fatherland. Typed N.S. to Peter MacQueen; New York, 28 February 1916Add to your cart.
Stating story inqired about is without foundation.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 48: Ferguson, Robert S. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Manila, 18 October 1899Add to your cart.
Requesting photograph of cemetary in Manila.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 49: Fitzgerald, John Francis, 1863-. Typed L.s. (Arthur W. Dolan, secretary) to Peter MacQueen; Boston, 26 February 1907Add to your cart.
Regarding visit of schoolboys to mayor.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 50: Fitzgerald, John Francis, 1863-. Typed L.S. (stamp) to Peter MacQueen; Dorchester, Mass., 20 Juanuary 1910Add to your cart.
Regarding transportation.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 51: Forbes, John.  A.L.S. to H. Streicher; Québec, 15 October 1907Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen.  1 s. (2 p.) On calling card.
Item 52: Forbes, John. A.N.S. to Peres Blances en Afrique; Québec, 15 October 1907Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen.  1 s . (1 p.)

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