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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 10Add to your cart.
Item 86: Metropolitan. Typed L.S. (W.E. Dame) to Peter MacQueen?;New York?, 1897?Add to your cart.
Thanking him for volunteering for Army and stating information on Roosevelt's proposed division.  2 s. (3 p.) With printed application form.
Item 87: Murphy, P. B. Typed postcard S. to John E. Cracknell; Saxonville, Mass., 2 June 1904Add to your cart.
Inviting Peter MacQueen to tea and lecture by Richard Pierson Hobson. 1 s. (2 p.)
Item 88: National Magazine. Typed L. to Peter MacQueen; Boston, 27 May 1914Add to your cart.
Enclosing copy of letter from Secretary of Navy.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 89: Nederlandsche Roode Kruis. Ms.L.S. (J.F. Sierens de Hea); Pretoria, 11 June 1900Add to your cart.
Regarding hospital service.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 90: New England Anti-Imperialist League. Typed L.S. (Irving Winslow, secretary) to Peter MacQueen; Boston, 13 February 1900Add to your cart.
Asking if statement attributed to General Lawson about diplomacy and war is true.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 91: New York (City) Superior Court. Printed D. filled out in ms. to Peter MacQueen; New York, 1892Add to your cart.
Citizenship certificate.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 92: New York (City) Superior Court. Printed D. (duplicate) filled out in ms. to Peter MacQueen; New York, 20 July 1903Add to your cart.
Citizenship certificate.  1 s. (2 p.)
Item 93: Nillier, Rocco de. A.L.S. to Kommandant at Ulumburg; Kroonstad, 5 May 1900Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen as correspondent for Boston Globe.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 94: Oakes, William N. Typed L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Boston, 11 November 1909Add to your cart.
Thanking him for book on Africa.  1 s. (1 p.)
Item 95: O'Meara, Henry, Typed and A. Ms.S: "How did our heros die?" poem with A.L.S. to Peter MacQueen; Charlestown, Mass., 1898Add to your cart.
Asking for suggestions.  1 s. (2 p.)

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