The journal Accounting History was published in eight volumes intermittently between 1976 and 1986. It had a relatively small circulation and this re-issue of its anthology provides the opportunity for many of the articles which appeared in the journal over the years to once again reach a wider audience. The volume begins with items of a general nature, covering the importance of preserving accounting records and accounting history in general. Subsequent categories deal with the methodology of historical accounting research, government accounting, taxation, bankruptcy, professional accountancy and accounting theory, as well as auditing and management accounting.
Introduction. Part 1: General 1. The Necessity of Preserving AccountingRecords Robin Waldron 2. ‘Pawing Over the Past’ Luncheon Remarks Second World Congress of Accounting Historians Gary John Previts 3. Remarks at Dinner, Third International Congress of Accounting Historians W. T. Baxter Part 2: Methodology 4. Toward a Taxonomy of Historical Research Methods in Accounting M. J. R. Gaffikin 5. The Philosophy of Accounting Historical Research Ernest Stevelinck 6. How Business Accounts Can Be of Use in Local History Research: A Case Study Jocelyn Innes Part 3: Auditing 7. British Railway Audits: The Long Track from 1845 to 1868 Heather Watts 8. The Most Universal Quality: Some Nineteenth Century Audit Reports Peter Boys and Brian Rutherford Part 4: Firm/Industry Studies 9. The Ledger of Giacomo Badoer and the Eastern Trade Turgut Var 10. The Records of an Incorporated Baker’s Guild with Reference to Prices, Costs and Audits D. A. R. Forrester 11. A Nineteenth Century Wesh Iron Company: Profit Measuremnt, 1831-1860: An Example Haydn Jones 12. Some Aspects of 19th Century Accounting Development in the West Riding Textile Industry Patricia Hudson 13. Accounting for Beer: An Investigation into the Accounting Practice of Three Northamptonshire Breweries, 1882 to 1914 Julian Mason 14. From Bloodhounds to Sapphires and Vipers: The Bristol Siddeley Engines Limited Case John Freear Part 5: Corporate Accounting 15. Determining the Advertising Appropriation: The Interwar Years 1919-1939 L. D. Parker 16. On the Evolution of Accounting Objectives Robert Bloom Part 6: Education 17. Early Accounting Education in New Zealand Ashley W. Burrowes 18. Teaching Accounting History at L.S.E. Christopher J. Napier Part 7: Bibliographies/Biographies 19. Some Anniversaries E. Stevelinck 20. Daniel Defoe: Accomptant John M. Parkinson 21. Alfred Allott – 1824-1901: A Profile on the Activities of a Founder Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Alan M. Hoe Part 8: Miscelleaneous 22. Accounting for the American War of Independence 1776-1781 J. R. Mace 23. Eighteenth Century Income Tax Re-Visited J. R. Mace 23. Accounting Records in English Bankruptcy Porceedings to 1850 Sheila Marriner 24. Early C.A. Apprentices: Notes on the First Hundred Indentures of Apprenticeship Recorded in the Register of Apprentices of the Society of Accountants in Edinburgh 1854-1863 Jas C. Stewart
Accounting carries with its history a vast number of ideas which have slowly developed along with it.
The re-issued volumes in this set, available individually or as a set, together represent an unparalleled opportunity to build a library according to research interests or student requirements. They discuss the following: