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.
The Peate Case Papers
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- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS PECP
- Dates of Creation1940-1941
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 item
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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
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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, August 2003.
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A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4170
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