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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January 1887 - 31st December 1887

Carroll's scribbling diary for 1887

Abstract: The 1st of 33 diaries of John Oram's son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January 1887–December 1887. Arthur's diaries record his day-to-day work on the farm, the management of the land under his care, the management of the animals and crops, the buying and selling of livestock at local markets. Also repairing fences, farm buildings, roads and ensuring their upkeep. The diaries also note the weather for each day, his commitments at the Assizes, attendance at the Petty Sessions and other community work relevant to his social standing. He alludes to his work as an elected representative on the Board of Conservators, his membership of the Drainage Committee and the Railway Committee, the surveying and valuing of land, the advertising and awarding of tenders, and the commissioning and inspection of work carried out in respect of these two committees. Arthur also refers frequently to the difficulty in collecting rents from tenants. The diaries record rents received, name of tenant and amount. He refers to events and milestones reached in his own family, attendance at church and the regular company the Orams kept with their neighbours and extended family. The diaries also make reference to current affairs.

In collection Diaries of John and Arthur Oram

Origin information
Burrishoole, Co. Mayo : Arthur Oram
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
3, 8, 108 p. : ill.
34 x 22 cm
Physical details: The sequence of printed page numbers restarts twice. Some of the pages of advertisements and reference information are unnumbered.
Condition: Cover is torn. Initial advertisement pages are torn and creased. Ink stains and text bleed through on many pages.
Scope and content
Includes: - Records the death of Robert Dick (Robert was married to Arthur's sister-in-law Isabella Anderson) after an illness (7 May 1887). - Refers to his journey to England to see his father John Oram at Lovington Farm and that he met his brother John 'after 20 years absence in America …' (28 May 1887). - Records the death of Mr James Dick (8 September 1887). - Refers to the Clogher tenants and attempts to offer a deal which very few accepted (13 December 1887). - Refers to a letter received indicating that part of the Teevemore lands had been sold to another person. His father John Oram had an interest in the Teevemore lands. Remarks that he sent a telegram to his father (17 December 1887). - Includes accounts of money paid to labourers for work at Wilford and Teevemore (12 February–10 September 1887).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
Agricultural wages--Ireland
Farm tenancy--Ireland
UCD Archives . P258/7
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"Diary of Arthur Oram," held by UCD Archives. © Public domain. Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:256156>

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin, based on information provided by UCD Archives. — Metadata creation date: 2017-09-26

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