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Diary of Arthur Oram : 1st January - 31st December 1913

Hely's scribbling diary for 1913

Abstract: The 28th of 33 diaries of John Oram’s son, Arthur Oram, farmer and land agent, County Mayo. Covers the period January–December 1913. 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 23 cm
Condition: Ink stains and text bleed through on many pages.
Scope and content
Includes: - Refers to his son Attie's departure for India (6 January 1913). - Refers to the sale of Rockfleet Lodge and furniture by auction, bought by Mr J.L. [Hennessy], formerly of Ballycroy (7 March 1913). - Remarks that Mrs Dick received notification from the CDB of their intention to visit her with a view to acquiring some of her land (21 May 1913). - Remarks that he assisted James Dick with the particulars and maps required by the CDB (2 June 1913). - Remarks that he received a telegram informing him of the sudden death of his brother John at Ilfracombe in Devon due to heart failure (14 June 1913). - Remarks that he received the probate of Mr Carey's will (23 September 1913). - Concludes his diary for 1913 'The past has been a year of prosperity and notwithstanding the continued illness of my wife and death of eldest brother in America there has been very much to be thankful for' (31 December 1913).
Oram, Arthur, 1853-1919 --Diaries
Farm managers--Ireland--Diaries
Farm management--Ireland--Mayo
Burrishoole (Ireland : Parish)
Ireland. Congested Districts Board
UCD Archives . P258/34
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