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Alexander Orr Vietor (November 13, 1913 – March 9, 1981) was was curator of maps at Yale University and an authority on marine Americana. He was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1958.
Vietor, a native of New York City, graduated from Yale in 1936. He was a member of the board of the New-York Historical Society and the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Conn., an honorary board member of the New Haven Historical Society, and a director of the American Museum in Bath, England
He was curator of maps at Yale from 1943 to 1978, and during that time developed one of the world's greatest map collections. Among the maps he acquired for Yale were the 1489 Martellus map of the world and one of the two 1526 Magellan globes. Following his retirement in 1978 he became map adviser to Yale's Sterling Library.
He was a member of the Acorn Club, to which he was elected in 1953. He married Anna Glen Butler; they had three daughters and three sons: Martha, Louise Oliver, Pauline Sheehan; David, Richard, and Alexander.
He died on March 9, 1981, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. He was 67 years old. A former resident of New Haven, he recently moved to Manhattan.
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