The Peate Case Papers

Scope and Content

Typescript documentation relating to the dismissal of Dr Iorwerth C. Peate by the Council of the National Museum of Wales from his post of Keeper of the Welsh Folk-Lore Department due to his unconditional registration as a conscientious objector. Includes reasons advanced by the Council for his dismissal as well as various petitions for his reinstatement.

Administrative / Biographical History

Iorwerth Cyfeiliog Peate was born in 1901 in Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire. He was a poet and he worked at the National Museum of Wales before establishing the Welsh Folk Museum at St. Fagan and becoming it's first curator.

During the Second World War he was persecuted for being a pacifist.

Collections of his poetry were published over the years, Y Cawg Aur (1928), Plu'r Gweunydd (1933), Y Deyrnas Goll (1947). He died in 1982.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4170

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

The Papers of Iorwerth Peate are held at the National Library of Wales.