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Peter MacQueen M. A. Raconteur, Author, Lecturer FIRST TO INTRODUCE COLOR-PHOTOGRAPHY IN LECTURES Figure PETER MACQUEEN Travelogues in Color: 1 Russia and Japan 2 Panama Canal and Tropics 3 Philippines and Expansion, etc. Gave 1700 lectures in New England ADDRESS PETER MACQUEEN 22 Harvard Street, Bunker Hill District, Boston. Panama Canal and the tropics Lecture given 400 times President Roosevelt In an interbiew with Peter MacQueen: There is no American who has traveled in our new possessions more than yourself. Peter MacQueen won new laurels here last night. There was a splendid audience and the lecture was a masterpiece.— Norfolk Ledger, Va. Mr. MacQueen's opportunities for observation and information have been backed by sober judgment and wide experience among men.— Boston Journal. Figure Dr. MacQUEEN EXPLORING THE CANAL Mr. MacQueen is seated on the prow of the boat Figure COUNTESS TOLSTOI AND HER FAMILY The countess is the second from the left Russia Count Tolstoi Said to Mr. MacQueen: If I had traveled as much as you have, I should today have had a broader philosophy. A few opinions out of 2000 press clippings: New York Tribune —Different from George Kennan's views; but very interesting and unbiased. Manchester Union, N. H: — The listener feels that when Peter MacQueen makes a statement it must be so. The Secretary of the Imperial Chinese Commission sent for Mr. MacQueen and he declared that the lecturer had shown the clearest appreciation of oriental character of any American the Commission had met in this country. Figure SIBERIAN EXILES ON THE OB The Philippines Lecture given 400 times Nashua Press, N.H. —April 15, Rev. Peter MacQueen, the famous war correspondent, traveler and lecturer, gave a magnificent illustrated lecture at city hall last night, as the closing event in the Hunt course. As predicted by the committee, it proved far the finest of the three lectures given this season and the large audience present expressed its delight in unmeasured terms. Mr. MacQueen spoke on The Fair Islands of the Philippines, Their Past and Future and his talk was illustrated with over 200 excellent stereopticon views made from photographs collected by himself during an extended tour of the islands. Between 500 and 600 press opinions on this lecture endorse this view here expressed. Take ahold of the wings 'o the mornin' And flop round the world till ye're dead, But ye can't get away from the tune that they play To the bloomin' old rag overhead. Peter MacQueen was appointed in 1906 by Governor Guild of Massachusetts as Chaplain of the Fifth Mass. V.M. Member of Rough Riders, and the Hellenic Society of Athens. Honorary member of Spanish War Veterans and the Military Order of Pretoria, etc. Play up! play up! and play the game! Figure A TURKISH WOMAN IN USKUB Japan Lecture given 327 times I like Mr. MacQueen's ideas on Japan, clear, just and pointed —Rentaro Kayahara, Editor Yorodze Chohou of Tokio. New York Herald: —No man brought back from the East more careful work than Peter MacQueen. If you could carry out your ideas on the development of China you would excel Chinese Gordon. It is a great pleasure to find an Occidental who understands Chinese character so well. —Mai Hung Chun, Director of Education for the Emperor of China. Figure CHAPLAIN PETER MacQUEEN Peter MacQueen was born in Scotland in 1865, and came to this country when 17 years of age. He was graduated from Princeton university in 1887 and from Union Theological seminary (New York city) in 1890. He preached in Bronx, New York, till 1892, and since then has had his home in Boston. In 1898 he became a war correspondent. He went to Cuba that year and cast his lot with Roosevelt and the rough riders. After the war he went with Lawton to the Philippines, and trudged with Funston to Malolos. In 1900 he went to the Transvaal and was five months in the guerilla war along with Generals DeWet, Botha, and De la Rey. Since then he has visited Russia and Japan; was in Servia and Macedonia in the time of the massacres; got a medal from King George of Greece, and was made a member of the Hellenic society of Athens. He subsequently went to Turkey, Venezuela, San Domingo and Panama. He traveled in Morocco while the Perdicaris incident was on. Scotland and Burns Superb Lerture One of the most superb lectures ever delivered in Norfolk was that on Romantic and Literary Scotland, delivered last night at the Y.M.C.A. hall under the auspices of the Saunders Memorial chapter of the Norfolk College Alumnæ association by Rev. Peter MacQueen of Boston. The lecturer adds to his splendid scholarship a flow of language that is charming, and being a Scotchman himself his dialect recitations were revelations to students of the Scotch authors. Admirers of Burns who heard the lecture last night say that they never half appreciated the famous author before hearing MacQueen's interpretation of his writings. The lecture was illustrated with over two hundred pictures of exquisite coloring, and throughout it was a great pleasure to the large audience present. The promoters of the course of lectures, of which this one closed, have already decided that MacQueen must be in their course for next season.— Norfolk Ledger, Va. Ex uno disce omnes. Some Samples of Real Color Photography One of the Features A crowded audience greeted Peter MacQueen last evening at Columbia theatre to listen to his lecture on Russia and Japan. Mr. MacQueen held the closest attention of his hearers from the moment he began till the last picture dissolved on the curtain. The pictures were the finest ever exhibited in this city. Each was a gem. The treats of the evening were four slides in most beautiful coloring. These pictures were taken in Paris by means of three screens which reproduced the natural colors. There are only a very few of these slides in America and the audience was most fortunate to see the result of this latest advance in photography.— Bath Daily, Me. Figure PETER MacQUEEN WITH THE AMERICANS IN LUZON Mr. MacQueen is at the center, in civilian's clothes CORRESPONDENCE WITH DISTINGUISHED MEN From President Roosevelt. REV. PETER MACQUEEN, SOMERVILLE, MASS. My dear Mr. MacQueen, — I thank you very much for your book Campaigning in the Philippines, and I anticipate reading it with much profit. I always remember with pleasure your association with the Rough Riders before Santiago, and I trust to have an opportunity of renewing my acquaintance with you soon. Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosvelt From Lloyd Wheaton. SAN FERNANDO , P. I., July 13, 1899. REV. PETER MACQUEEN: Dear Sir, — Enclosed please find some rough notes of recent military operations which I send in compliance with your request. My report is in Manila and the enclosed is the best I can do under the circumstances. I hope this rough sketch may be of some use to you. Sincerely yours, LLOYD WHEATON. From Admiral Dewey. FLAGSHIP OLYMPIA, MANILA , April 9, 1899. My dear Sir, — To-morrow at half-past nine (in the morning) would be a convenient hour for me to meet you. Very truly, George Dewey Admiral of the United States Navy. From Commodore P. R. Peary. WASHINGTON , D. C. PETER MACQUEEN: Dear Sir, — In reply to your letter to Mr. Wellington, which he kindly forwarded to me, I send you a copy of the circular letter and blank form which I am sending to those applicants for membership in my next Greenland expedition whose applications impress me favorably. In regard to the information called for in the letter and the blank, I beg to say that Mr. Wellington's letter in regard to you covers completely the item of references. I am, Very sincerely, R.E. Peary Civil Engineer, U. S. Introductions MY DEAR ADMIRAL DEWEY: — This is to introduce to you Mr. Peter MacQueen who represented one or two of the Boston papers down at Santiago and who was much with my regiment. I found him an absolutely honorable and trustworthy man and I recommend him in every way to your courtesy. Faithfully, (Signed) THEODORE ROOSEVELT. TO REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY , Manila, Philippines. A true copy: I. M. I. Sanno, Leut. Col. 4 U. S. Inf. TO THE OFFICERS COMMANDING UNITED STATES FORCES AT MANILA: — I have the honor to introduce to you Rev. Peter MacQueen of West Somerville, Massachusetts, who visits the Philippine Islands in a personal capacity with a view of gathering general information concerning the affairs of the country. Dr. MacQueen has kindly consented to furnish this Department for its information with a report of his observations and I bespeak for him courteous consideration at your hands The department would also be glad to have you render Dr. MacQueen such assistance as may be practicable to aid him in collecting the information. Very respectfully, C D. MEIKLEJOHN Assistant Secretary of War. From Hon. John Hay. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WASHINGTON , January 30, 1900. TO THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES: Gentlemen, — I take pleasure in introducing to you the Reverend Peter MacQueen, of Boston, who is about to visit Africa as correspondent of The National Magazine, published in that city. I bespeak for him such courtesies as you may be able to extend consistent with your official duties. I have the honor to be, gentlemen, Your obedient servant, John Hay Secretary of State for U. S. From Thomas M. Anderson. DECEMBER 11, 1899. MR. PETER MACQUEEN: Dear Sir, — I have to thank you for your book on the Philippines. I take pleasure in saying that it is the most impartial statement of the Spanish and Filipino wars and the diplomatic complications incident thereto that I have seen. Very respectfully yours, ( GEN. ) THOMAS M. ANDERSON, Commanding American forces who captured Manila. From Richard Harding Davis. THE MILITARY ORDER OF PRETORIA , April 10. My dear Mr. MacQueen, — Enclosed find your certificate of membership, of which I hope you will approve. Take your medal with you to Russia. If you will leave me your address I will send you the rosette of the Order as soon as I receive them from France. Why do you not write to our minister at Athens, or directly to King George and ask them to replace the medal. I am sure one of them would do it. I congratulate you on your lectures and articles which I have placed in the archives of the Society. Mrs. Davis and I both send our best wishes for your journey. Sincerely yours, Richard Harding Davis NOTE. — The medal that Mr. Davis refers to was given to Mr. MacQueen on the occasion of his visit to the King of Greece. Mr. MacQueen received a medal from the Rough Riders and one from the Military Order of Pretoria. From Capt. W. H. H. Llewellyn. WASHINGTON, D. C., January 4, 1898. TO U. S. OFFICER COMMANDING IN MANILA: This will introduce Mr. Peter MacQueen, who is collecting information about the tribes, the flora and the fauna of the Philippines. As an officer of the Rough Riders who fought at Santiago, I can speak of his great endurance and fidelity in the campaign there. He was with my troops in the trenches, and he and Mr. Richard Harding Davis are the only honorary members of the Rough Riders. I bespeak for him all aid and comfort from the officers in the Philippines. In his literary work he has treated with fairness and courtesy all the soldiers and officers he has met. President McKinley and the Secretary of War have a high opinion of Mr. MacQueen. W. H. H. LLEWELLYN, Late Capt. 1st U. S. Vol. Cav. From Prince M. Hilkoff. Ministre des Voies de Communication. ST. PETERSBURG , May 18, 1901. TO MR. PETER MACQUEEN: Dear Sir, — I have the pleasure to forward you herewith the free pass for your intended journey through Siberia, and a letter of recommendation to the railway officials, which will facilitate your progress there. I was very pleased to hear you liked the Guide to Siberia, and have been interested in its contents; you have my full permission to quote from it in your papers, as it can only serve to popularize the book. According to your request I enclose as well a photograph of myself. Hoping you will enjoy your trip and not be disappointed in your interest in Siberia, I wish you a happy journey and beg you to believe me, Yours sincerely, Prince M. Hilkoff Imperial Minister of Railways for the Czar. List of the MacQueen Lectures. Fully Illustrated by magnificent reproductions of natural scenery and life; enhanced by moving pictures when desired Figure THE MacQUEEN PARTY AMONG THE BAVARIAN MOUNTAINS Journeys 1896—to Athens and Greece. 1897—to Constantinople and Asia Minor. 1898—in the Santiago Campaign with the Rough Riders, and at Porto Rico with General Miles. 1899—with Gen. Henry W. Lawton to the Philippines, returning through Japan. 1900—with DeWet, DeLarey and Botha in the Boer Army; met Oom Paul, etc. 1901—to Russia and Siberia on Pass from the Czar, visiting Tolstoi, etc. 1902—to Venezuela, Panama, Cuba, and Porto Rico. 1903—to Turkey, Macedonia, Servia, Hungary, Austria, etc. 1904—to Algeria and Morocco. 1905—to Canada and the North West. In the meantime Mr. MacQueen has visited every country in Europe, completing 250,000 miles in ten years, a distance equal to that which separates this earth from the moon. 1 Panama Canal and the Glorious Tropics, (160 views). 2 The Fair Islands of the Philippines, Past and Future, (200 views). 3 Romantic and Literary Scotland: Land of Scott and Burns, (200 views). 4 Childhood Life in Many Lands, (Special for Schools. 100 views). 5 Beautiful Russia, the Empire of the White Czar, (190 views). 6 Picturesque Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, (150 views). 7 Russia and Japan, 200 views). 8 Athens and Constantinople, (200 views), 9 Tourist Trip in Europe, Scotland, England, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Holland, (250 views). 10 In 40 countries with the Camera, (300 views). 11 Morocco and Algeria. Boston Globe: —Mr. MacQueen gave a charming delineation of his native land. Speaking the dialect with perfection, he read from Burns, Scott, and Ian Maclaren as only a Scotchman can. The lecture on Scotland is in his best vein. Peter MacQueen visited 40 countries in ten years, and met most of the interesting leaders of the world. MacQueen is the first of all public entertainers to use views colored by the camera itself. A new thing in the illustrating world.
|Title||Peter MacQueen: raconteur, author, lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||MacQueen, Peter|
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