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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January - 31st December 1905

Dollard's scribbling diary for 1905

Abstract: The 20th of 33 diaries of John Oram’s son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January–December 1905 with some entries for January and February 1906 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.
35 x 23 cm
Condition: Ink stains and text bleed through on many pages.
Scope and content
Includes: - Remarks that Mr Anketell-Jones has instructed him to give no reduction on the rents due and to serve notice (23 January 1905). - Refers to the payment of rent by the Burrishoole tenants (6 February 1905). - Refers to the offer from the Congested Districts Board (CDB) for the Burrishoole Estate (17 May 1905). - Refers to the news of the Japanese naval victory in the Russo-Japanese War at the Battle of Tsushima (30 May 1905). - Remarks that the CDB agreed a purchase price with Mr Anketell-Jones and that Mr Anketell-Jones intends giving Arthur Oram four months' notice but that the representative from the CDB indicated that they were ready to take possession of the Estate immediately (16 June 1905). - Remarks that Mr Anketell-Jones gave possession of the greater part of the Estate to the CDB but that he, Arthur Oram, was not present during this transaction (19 June 1905) - Refers to a meeting in Dublin with the CDB concerning the Lagduff and Clogher Estates (5 July 1905). - Remarks that his son Arthur (Attie) obtained first place in his exams (3 November 1905).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
Farm tenancy--Ireland
Ireland. Congested Districts Board
UCD Archives . P258/26
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