The book, “Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey”, by Ingersoll Lockwood, came out in 1893. It’s about a boy named Baron Trump who can time travel. WHAT IS GOING ON?!
This is spooky! Forgotten 19th century novels feature the ‘marvelous’ adventures of a boy named Baron Trump who has a mentor named Don and embarks on a trip to Russia.
Ingngersoll Lockwood is a late 1800s-era author who wrote a series of eerily prescient books that appear, in some people’s minds anyway, to have foretold the rise of Donald Trump.
It is pretty odd; three of Lockwood’s books, written before 1900, feature a character named Baron Trump, and the third is about the “Last President.”
One of Lockwood’s books features an aristocratic boy protagonist by the name of Baron Trump who some feel bears a resemblance to presidential son, Barron Trump. Even weirder, Lockwood’s Baron Trump journeys to Russia and is guided by a character named Don. The book is called Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey, and you can find it for sale on Amazon. Another Lockwood book, Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger, is out of stock on Amazon. It was published in 1890.
Lockwood’s book called, 1990: Or, The Last President, features a controversial political candidate in, you guessed it, New York. Two of the books can be read in full on Archive.org.
All of this has sparked bizarre conspiracy theories on the Internet alleging that the Trump family has the secrets of time travel, with theorists using Trump’s uncle, John, and his real-life connection to Nikola Tesla.
Baron Trump Journeying to ‘Arctic Russia’
The Amazon blurb for Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey is pretty jarring by modern standards. “An opening in Arctic Russia conveys Trump into the interior world. He passes through the strange countries of the Transparent Folk and the Rattlebrains among others. Written tongue in cheek, adults will find it amusing, as well as children.” The book was written in 1893.
The opening of the book calls its protagonist “Wilhelm Heinrich Sebastian Von Troomp, commonly called Little Baron Trump.”
The book reads:
The word Don appears in the book at least 59 times through the character Don Fum, who guides Baron. The protagonist says he “had been reading of the world within a world in a musty old ms. Written by the learned Don Fum.” “Trump’s adventures begin in Russia, and are guided thanks to directions provided by ‘the master of all masters,’ a man named ‘Don’” Before leaving for his voyage through the unknown, Trump is told of his family’s motto: ‘The pathway to glory is strewn with pitfalls and dangers.’”
In the storybook’s illustrations of Baron Trump, he is lavishly dressed and decked in jewels, as he leaves Castle Trump and begins his journey to Russia to find an entrance to alternate dimensions
The 19th century children’s novel says little Baron is bored by his life of luxury and has an active imagination and a ‘very active brain’.
‘The Last President’
After writing about little Baron Trump, Lockwood ventured into a story about a last president that some also are taking as a prophecy.
The blurb on Amazon for 1900: Or, The Last President reads, “A work of political satire, it chastises the rise of socialism and populism, inferring their fictional rise here as disastrous and leading to chaos. It is of note here that this work, along with others by Lockwood, appear to prognosticate the current political climate of the United States and West at large- and for an apparent religious Catholic of his era, it is not altogether impossible that Lockwood- wittingly or unwittingly- tapped into some mystic forces.”
The book starts,
Newsweek notes that the book also says, “The Fifth Avenue Hotel will be the first to feel the fury of the mob,” which is the current location of Trump Tower. “The president’s hometown of New York City is fearing the collapse of the republic in this book, also titled 1900, immediately following the transition of presidential power. Some Americans begin forming a resistance, protesting what was seen as a corrupt and unethical election process,” Newsweek reports of the book.