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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January - 31st December 1892

Chambers's mercantile scribbling diary for 1892

Abstract: The 6th of 33 diaries of John Oram’s son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January–December 1892 with some entries for January 1893 at the end. 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
107 p.
34 x 23 cm
Condition: Corner of back cover and last few pages torn. Ink stains and text bleed through on many pages.
Scope and content
Includes: - Records the details of his sister-in-law, Bella Dick's severance from the Railway Company (12 January 1892). - Refers to difficulties arising out of the payment of compensation by the Railway Company for land required for construction (26–27 January 1892). - Remarks that he went to Newport to receive Mr Carey's rents but none of the tenants came. Describes Mr Carey as '… displeased and vows to process them …' (15 June 1892). - Records his journey to Lovington to attend the wedding of his sister Emma to Alfred Hinxman (12 August 1892). - Remarks that he called on Mr Carey to discuss the defaulting tenants and Mr Carey's decision to serve ejectments (1 September 1892). - Remarks that Mr Carey, along with Mr Kennedy, has agreed to act as security for Alfred (Arthur's brother) if necessary (13 December 1892).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
Farm tenancy--Ireland
UCD Archives . P258/12
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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:256161>

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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