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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January - 31st December 1909

Collins' scribbling diary for 1909

Abstract: The 24th of 33 diaries of John Oram’s son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January–December 1909 with some entries for January 1910 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
ca. 100 p. : ill.
34 x 22 cm
Condition: Ink stains and text bleed through on many pages. Some blotting pages missing.
Scope and content
Includes: - Refers to the resignation of Revd O'Conor, following a petition signed by the parishioners (20 & 29 January 1909). - Remarks that Revd O'Conor is not speaking to anybody (31 January 1909). - Remarks that Miss Hope has decided to accept the CDB offer of surrender and £700 (10 February 1909). - Describes a meeting between himself, Mr Anketell-Jones and Mr E.T. O'Dowd concerning the vacant incumbency, no decision was reached but remarks that Revd B. Turney 'seems most suitable' (21 March 1909). - Refers to the meeting, attended by the Lord Bishop of Tuam and the Archdeacon, at which it was unanimously decided to appoint Burton Turney to the incumbency of Burrishoole (24 March 1909). - Takes note of his son Arthur's address in India—Assistant Engineer, Upper Bari Boat Canal, Amritsar, Punjab, India (17 May 1909). - Refers to the death of Mr Carey (4 August 1909). - Refers to the reading of Mr Carey's will and remarks '… by no means what people expected' (6 August 1909). - Remarks that he has been re-elected to the board of Conservators for the twelfth time (2 October 1909).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
UCD Archives . P258/30
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