Donald and Patricia Moore of Penarth and Aberystwyth Papers

Scope and Content

Personal papers including items relating to Cardiff Naturalists' Society, the Royal Naval Reserve, Penarth Local History Society, University College Cardiff Past Students' Association, Glamorgan Archives, Glamorgan County History Trust, Howells School Llandaff and proposals for a Cardiff/Penarth fusion in 1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

A graduate of the University of Wales, Donald Moore joined the Schools Service of the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff in 1953, taking the post of Schools Service Officer in Archaeology. He became the Department’s Senior Officer in 1970, taking charge of what was then the largest museums school service in the UK. This followed a secondment as Education Officer at the Uganda Museum in 1964/5 and visits to Museums in Nigeria and Sierra Leone in 1970. In 1977 he became Keeper of Maps and Prints at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, where he remained until his retirement. He died at Penarth in May 2011 at the age of 89.

Donald and Patricia Moore were married in 1961.

Mary Patricia Moore (nee Crowley) was born in Cardiff in 1929. She received a BA degree in French from the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire (Cardiff) and in 1951 joined the Glamorgan Record Office as an assistant archivist. She remained there throughout her working life, leading the service as Glamorgan Archivist from 1974 until her retirement in 1993. She died in 2002.


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Received from the nephew of Donald Moore

Other Finding Aids

Partial list available - box list D1393/U/1

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rhian Diggins for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are not expected.

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