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Peter MacQueen M.A. Raconteur, Author, Lecturer FIRST TO INTRODUCE COLOR - PHOTOGRAPHY IN LECTURES Figure Travelogues in Color: Russia and Japan Panama Canal and Tropics Philippines and Expansion, etc. GAVE 1700 LECTURES IN NEW ENGLAND PETER MACQUEEN Traveler, Explorer, War Correspondent LECTURER Has been in forty different civilized and uncivilized countries during the last ten years. He talks only of the places and people where he has visited. In his own town of Boston he lectured twenty-eight days in succession to 3,000 people a day. NEW LECTURES The British Isles Russia and Tolstoi Africa as Roosevelt Saw It Mexico Egypt and the Nile The Danube River A Land of Yesterday MEXICO Revolution and Romance Always Noon — Always Summer GRANDEUR — BEAUTY — ART Heroic Struggles; Buried Cities; Forgotten Races, and Temples half as old as time; from Cortez to Diaz; Spaniards, French, Americans; the Mines; the Wonderful Peoples; the Strangeness of a Land lying at our very door. ILLUSTRATED WITH 150 COLORED VIEWS Taken in March and April, 1911, while Mr. Macqueen was in the rebellious country. This lecture is a complete description of Mexico to-day and as it was four centuries ago. The great interests that make it the mining camp of the world; its supernal climate; its exceeding lure to the traveler; its charm to the student; its call to the blood. The British Isles Scotland, England and Ireland Mr. MacQueen has just returned from a sojourn in the British Isles, and brings fresh impressions. He spent the summer of 1910 in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and made a large number of new photographs there, and gathered impressions and facts concerning the people in these islands, as they are today. Russia and Tolstoi No country in the world is more interesting than Russia today. More than twice the size of the United States, peopled largely by white men, containing the most democratic population on the face of the earth, Russia in a few generations will be one of the most imposing and important actors in the world's development. Egypt and the Nile Past and Present in the Land of Pharaohs Mr. MacQueen took a winter trip on the Historic River. This lecture describes it. Alexandria and its civilization; Cairo, Paradise of American tourists; the stupendous ruins of the Pyramids; Belzoni; Maspero; Mariette and the explo ers of Egypt; wonderful antiquities; Thebes; Luxor; Karnak; Philae; the Cataracts and Khartoum; the Head-waters of the Nile; England in Egypt today. 150 views in exquisite colors. The Danube River From Vienna to Constantinople Two hundred colored views of an intensely interesting and picturesque country. The Magyars, the Greeks, the Turks. In the Occident but on the edge of the Orient. Mr. MacQueen was through these countries during the Armenian Massacre and the Macedonian uprising. He was in Belgrade when King Alexander and Queen Draga were assassinated and went over the tragic scene the next day with the king's secretary. Africa as Roosevelt Saw It A year among the wild beasts, tribes and scenery of Uganda, Upper Nile, East Africa, Kilimanjaro, Kenia and Mombasa. Mr. MacQueen's trip was in 1909. To Travel is to Realize the World's Intelligibility 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. No man brought back from the East more careful work than Peter MacQueen.— New York Herald. 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. Mr. MacQueen gave a charming delineation of his native land. Speaking the dialect with perfection, he read from Burns, Scott, and lan Maclaren as only a Scotchman can. The lecture on Scotland is in his best vein.— Boston Globe. 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 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, Lieut. Col. 4 U. S. In. 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. 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. To Mr. Peter MacQueen: ST. PETERSBURG , May 18, 1901. 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 dissappointed in your interest in Siberia, I wish you a happy journey and beg you to believe me, Yours sincerely, PRES. M. HILNAHE , Imperial Minister of Railways for the Czar. Visit The Orient with Peter MacQueen WHY? Because the Orient will mean ten times as much to you if you go in a conducted party. You will then be relieved of all the cares of travel and left fresh for enjoyment and inspiration. Because the Orient needs interpretation. The ordinary traveller is helpless in the presence of four thousand years of Egyptian civilization and one thousand each of Palestinian, Byzantine and Grecian. A competent leader is indispensable to your appreciation and enjoyment. Because Peter MacQueen is an ideal leader for such a party. He is a traveller by instinct, an accute observer by long practice and a delightful lecturer by all of those traits which add personal charm to erudition. Don't miss the fun and the inspiration of travel under his leadership. ITINERARY March 2, 1912 . Sale from New York on magnificent SS. Carmanic, 20,000 tons. Ports of Call, Madeira, Gibraltar, Algiers, Villefranche, Naples. March 20 to April 7. Egypt to the First Cataract, visiting Alexandria, Cairo, Pyramides, Sphinx, Saqqara, Luxor, Karnak, Thebes, Aswan, Philae, Abydos, the Land of Goshen, Port Said. April 8 to April 27. Palestine, with excursion through Samaria and Galilee via camp or carriage, visiting Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Jordan, the Dead Sea, Jacob's Well, Nablus, Samaria, Dothan, Jenin, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Damascus, Ba'albek and Beirut. April 28 to May 16. Turkey and Greece, visiting the coast of Asia Minor, Constantinople, Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Olympia and Corfu. Everything first-class. All necessary extras included. No cares. No worries. Send for full Itinerary. Address Mr. PETER MacQUEEN, 17 Monument Square, Charlestown; or, H. W. DUNNING & CO., 14 Beacon Street, Boston.
|Title||Peter MacQueen: raconteur, author, lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||MacQueen, Peter|
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