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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January - 31st December 1901

Hely's scribbling diary for 1901

Abstract: The 15th of 33 diaries of John Oram’s son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January–December 1901 with some entries for January 1902 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
108 p. : ill.
34 x 22 cm
Condition: Ink stains and text bleed through on some pages.
Scope and content
Includes: - Refers to his son John going to Dublin to attend college (14 January 1901). - Remarks that a rumour that Mr Carey had died turned out to be utterly false (28 February 1901). - Refers to a meeting of the Conservators where he again proposed that Ulster Bank instead of the Bank of Ireland should act as Treasurers. Remarks that the vote was again split down the middle (7 March 1901). - Remarks that he travelled to Srahnamanragh where he found that the Sherriff's Bailiff had carried out ejectments but that he reinstated them as caretakers pending further arrangements. (15 April 1901). - Remarks that he received a wire from his son John that he has passed the Ulster Bank's examination in Belfast (18 April 1901). - Remarks that John received a letter from the bank regarding a position (2 May 1901). - Refers to John's departure for Belfast to begin work at Ulster Bank (6 May 1901). - Remarks that a large body of Clogher tenants request to see Mr Carey and ask for their holdings to be sold to them 'Mr Carey offers to sell all @ 18 years purchase under the Ashbourne Act, some agree but majority say it's too high' (19 August 1901). - Remarks that he met with Mr Carey in Newport regarding the sale [of land] to the tenants appearing in the papers (23 August 1901). - Refers to the sale of the Clogher Estate to the tenants (21 September 1901). - Refers to the death of Mr Hope, Arthur Oram's friend and neighbour and long-time friend of Arthur's father John Oram (15 October 1901). - Remarks that Mr Jones informed him that Revd Cannon Greally is selling a portion of his grass land to the Congested Districts Board (15 November 1901). - Remarks that he applied for the Achill Mission Agency (28 November 1901). - Refers to the death of Captain O'Donel and the military funeral in Castlebar (18–19 December 1901).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
Farm tenancy--Ireland
UCD Archives . P258/21
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