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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 53: Gassman, R. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Moschi, 24 July 1908Add to your cart.
On preparation of food for journey.  1 s. (3 p.)
Item 54: Great Britain Hord High Commissioner. Printed card filled out in ms. to Dean of Thistle & Chafus Royal, Sir James Cameron Lees; London, May 1910Add to your cart.
Invitation to dinner.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 55: Great Britain War Office. Ms.L.S. (F.B. Buist, D.A. Quil) to Peter Mac Queen; London, 12 January 1900Add to your cart.
Regarding accreditation as newspaper correspondent and thanking him for book on Philippines.  1 s. (3 p.)
Item 56: Hale, Irving. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; San Fernando, Calif., 28 June 1899Add to your cart.
Correcting his account of battle at Columpit River, Philippines.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 57: Harvard University. Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology. Printed D. filled out in ms. S. (J.W. Putnam) to Peter MacQueen; Cambridge, Mass., 17 May 1909Add to your cart.
Acknowledging gift of items from Uganda. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 58: Haupf, Elbridge. A.D.S. Promissory note to W. Lowell & Co ; Halifax, N.S., 21 September 1871Add to your cart.
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Item 59: Herrera, Alberto Larco. A.O.S. to Peter MacQueen; Trujillo, Peru, 6 August 1913Add to your cart.
Thanking him for his book on Arfica.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 60: Hillis, Newell Dwight. Typed L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Brooklyn, 19 June 1909Add to your cart.
Inviting him to lecture at Plymouth Chruch, Brooklyn.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 61: Hollis, William Stanley, 1866-1930. A.L.S. to Charles E. Rowel U.S. Consulate, Lorenzo Marquez, 30 July 1900Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 62: Hovey, Charles Emerson. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Jolo, Philippines, 16 July 1911Add to your cart.
Requesting recommendation for fellowship in Royal Geographical Society.  1 s. (3 p.) Attached is newspaper notice of his death several days later.
Item 63: Hunter, James. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueenl Glasgow, 26 April 1900Add to your cart.
Regarding trip to United States and anticipating visit.  1 s. (1 p.)

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