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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January - 31st December 1911

Hely's scribbling diary for 1911

Abstract: The 26th of 33 diaries of John Oram’s son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January–December 1911. 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.
35 x 22 cm
Condition: Ink stains and text bleed through on many pages.
Scope and content
Includes: - Refers to the Westport Sessions and the cases of the Clogher tenants (6 January 1911). - Refers to Mr Carey's estate and that he informed Miss Lavelle and the other Executors that he had been advised by Messrs Fitzgerald that he was not permitted to charge for the collection of Clogher rents (17 January 1911). - Remarks that he was called urgently to Dublin, Mr Carey's case having been unexpectedly listed. Master of the Rolls found in favour of the terms of the will (17 February 1911). - Refers to his appearance as a witness in the Land Judges Court in front of Judge Ross regarding the tenant's petition. Describes the terms decided on by the court (20 February 1911). - Remarks that he completed the necessary papers for offering Lagduff to the CDB (2 June 1911). - Refers to the coronation of George V (22 June 1911). - Refers to the Royal visit to Dublin by King George V (8 July 1911). - Refers to an Inland Fisheries Committee Inquiry at Foxford, preparing evidence and identifying members of the inquiry team including Sir D. Harrell, Chairman, Professor Mahaffy, Mr Green, Inspector of Fisheries and Mr Calderwood Inspector of Fisheries in Scotland. Remarks that many witnesses were examined (24 November 1911).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
Farm tenancy--Ireland
UCD Archives . P258/32
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