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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January - 31st December 1910

Collins' scribbling diary for 1910

Abstract: The 25th of 33 diaries of John Oram’s son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January–December 1910 with some entries for January 1911 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.
35 x 22 cm
Condition: Ink stains and text bleed through on many pages.
Scope and content
Includes: - Remarks that Messrs Fitzgerald cannot agree to Arthur Oram becoming Mr Carey's agent at present (24 January 1910). - Remarks that he walked to Srahacorrick and Rosgallin mountains to refresh his memory on the land suitable to be made into a golf links and on foot of an enquiry by Mr O'Neill, chief engineer for the NGW Railway (24 March 1910). - Refers to a Sergeant from Brockagh RIC and their discussion concerning the Clogher tenants not paying rent (2 April 1910). - Remarks that none of the Clogher tenants arrived to pay their rent (11 April 1910). - Refers to a meeting of the co-executors to Mr Carey's estate at Marine Villa and a discussion regarding a list of witnesses (15 April 1910). - Refers to a visit to Dublin and an interview at the Four Courts with counsel and solicitor (21 April 1910). - Refers to the announcement of the death of King Edward VII (7 May 1910). - Refers to a visit to Dublin and the assembly of witnesses to and executors of Mr Carey's will in anticipation of the case coming before the courts. Remarks that the case is delayed and finally put back until a date in June (9-14 May 1910). - Remarks that none of the Clogher tenants appeared to pay their rent (27 May 1910). - Refers to Mr Carey's court case and his examination as a witness in the case (13–17 June 1910). - Refers again to the court case, the concluding arguments including arguments by the notable Irish lawyer Timothy Healy K.C. Remarks that the jury returned their verdict after a half hour deliberation upholding the will and all the codicils (20–23 June 1910). - Refers to the death of Canon Greally (18 July 1910). - Refers to a meeting of the executors of Mr Carey's will and the signing of cheques to settle various liabilities (9 August 1910). - Remarks that he drove his daughter Gretta to Newport on her way to Loughborough to take up a position with Leicestershire County Council (30 August 1910). - Remarks that he went to Lagduff to begin the preliminary work for the maps required by the CDB for the transfer of the estate (14 November 1910).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
Farm tenancy--Ireland
UCD Archives . P258/31
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