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Guide to the Papers of Albert Operti, 1886 - 1926Stefansson Mss-165

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Guide to the Papers of Albert Operti, 1886 - 1926

Call Number:

Stefansson Mss-165

Collection Dates:

1886 - 1926

Size of Collection:

2 boxes (2 linear feet)


Albert Operti (1852-1927). Contains correspondence and a watercolor of the steamship "Hope" encountering whalers.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection


Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Albert Operti contains correspondence with Arctic explorers, including David L. Brainard and Henry Biederbeck, survivors of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, Capt. J. E. Bernier, Donald B. MacMillan, and others. Letters discuss Operti's involvement in expeditions to the Arctic and career as an artist. Also includes a 43 x 58 cm. watercolor painting on fiberboard by Operti of Peary's steamship "Hope" encountering whalers at sea, probably painted during the Greenland expedition of 1896.


Albert Operti (1852-1927). Italian born artist. Served as expedition artist on Robert Peary's 1896-97 Greenland expeditions. Scene painter for the Metropolitan Opera (NY) and exhibit painter for the Museum of Natural History (NY).

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1886-1926


Access Restrictions


Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1886-1892
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1897-1908
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1911-1926

Box: 2, Dates: 1896-1897


Access Restrictions


Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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