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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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Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 76: McCready, Guy A. Typed L. to Peter MacQueen; East Boothbay, 3 October 1922Add to your cart.
Regarding Roosevelt's remarks about him and welcoming him to East Boothbay, Maine. 1 s. (2 p.)
Item 77: McKinley, William, 1843-1901. Typed L.S. (J.A. Porter, secretary) to Peter MacQueen; Washington, D.C., 29 November 1899Add to your cart.
Thanking him for book.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 78: McMurtie, John. A.D.S.; Edinburgh, 6 December 1907Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen and listing African missions of Church of Scotland. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 79: Mai, Hung-chun. Ms. N.; Boston?, 190-Add to your cart.
Listing of several names and places in China. 1 s. (2 p.) On calling card.
Item 80: Martin, Lyn? A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; San Fernando, Philippines, 13 July 1899Add to your cart.
Enclosing notes on military operations in Philippines.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 81: Massachusetts. Adjutant General's Office. Ms. L.S. (Wm. C. Capelle); Boston, 8 May 1908Add to your cart.
Regarding extension for leave of absence.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 82: Massachusetts. Adjutant General's Office. Ms.L.S. Typed D. (extract) S. (Wm. c. Capelle); Boston, 15 April 1908Add to your cart.
Granting extension of leave of absence to Peter MacQueen. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 83: Masse, Loius. A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Meaux, 21 August 1915Add to your cart.
Recalling war experiences, discussing mutual firends.  1 s. (4 p.)
Item 84: Meiklejohn, George De Rue, 1859-1929. A.L.S. to Officers Commanding U.S. Forces at Manila; Washington, D.C., 4 January 1899Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 85: Meiklejohn, George De Rue, 1857-1929. Typed L. (copy) to Officers Commanding U.S. Forces at Manila; Washington, D.C., 1899Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen. 1 s. (1 p.)

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