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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 13Add to your cart.
Item 116: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1859-1919. Typed L. (copy) to Clarence Edwards; New York, 191-Add to your cart.
Introducing Peter MacQueen. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 117: Royal Geographical Society, London, 1907Add to your cart.
Printed card filled out in ms: Fellow's ticket, session 1907-1908. 1 s. (2 p.)
Item 118: Royal Geographical Soicety, London, 22 December 1908Add to your cart.
Typed envelope to Peter MacQueen. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 119: Royal Geographical Society, London. Typed L.S. (J.J. Keltic) to Peter MacQueen; London, 13 July 1909Add to your cart.
Regarding flag incident and thanking MacQueen for photographs of Kilimanjaro. With envelope.
Item 120: Royal Society of Arts, London. Typed L.S. (H.J. Wood) to Peter MacQueen; London, 16 November 1909Add to your cart.
Regarding election as member. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 121: Royal Society of Arts, London. Printed D. filled out in ms. to Peter MacQueen; London, 11 April 1910Add to your cart.
Recript for contribution. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 122: Saint Joseph's Foreign Misssionary Society. Typed L.S. (F. Henry); London, 27 July 1907Add to your cart.
Indtoducing Peter MacQueen and listing Society's African missions. 1 s. (1 p.)
Item 124: West Sommerville Congregational Church. Ms.D.S. (A.J. Whittemore, clerk); Somerville, Mass., March 1900Add to your cart.
Accepting resignation of Peter MacQueen as pastor. 1 s. (2 p.)
Item 123: Societé Littéraure le Parnasse. Ms.D. to Peter MacQueen; Paris, 1901Add to your cart.
Stating purpose of society and listing of speakers ofr year. 1 s. (3 p.)

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