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British Library of Political and Economic Science

EDEY, Professor Harold Cecil, 1913-2007, Professor of Accounting


Reference code(s): GB 0097 EDEY

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: EDEY, Professor Harold Cecil, 1913-2007, Professor of Accounting

Date(s): [1953]-1983

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 9 boxes

Name of creator(s): Edey | Harold Cecil | b 1913 | Professor of Accounting


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1913; educated Croydon High School for Boys, the London School of Economics (Honorary Fellow, 1986); Chartered Accountant, 1935; Commander, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, 1940-1946; Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, LSE, 1949-55; Reader in Accounting, University of London, 1955-62; Member, UK Advisory Council on Education for Management, 1961-1965; Professor of Accounting, LSE, 1962-1980; Pro-Director, LSE, 1967-70; Member, Academic Planning Board for London Graduate School of Business Studies, and Governor, 1965-71; Chairman, 1965-1971, and Member of Council, 1965-1973, Arts and Social Studies Committee, CNAA; Chairman, Board of Studies in Economics, University of London, 1966-1971; Member of the Senate, University of London, 1975-80; Member of the Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, 1969-80; Honorary Freeman, 1981, and Honorary Liveryman, 1986, Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Honorary Professor, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1980-95; Patron, University of Buckingham, 1984-; Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd, 1933; Chartered Accountants Founding Society's Centenary Award, 1987; retired 1980.
Publications: Accounting records and the smaller company (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, London, 1992); editor Modern financial management (Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1969); Business Budgets and Accounts (Hutchinson, London, 1959); Introduction to Accounting (Hutchinson, London, 1963); National Income and Social Accounting (Hutchinson's University Library, London, 1954); editor Debits, credits, finance and profits (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1974); Accounting in England and Scotland: 1543-1800: double entry in exposition and practice (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 1963).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Harold Cecil Edey, [1953]-1983, including papers of the Management Studies Research Division, 1963-1980, comprising Chairman's papers, general files and financial papers; master copies of Edey's accountancy lectures for the London School of Economics, 1957-1981; material relating to the Accounting Standards Steering Committee, 1972-1983, notably exposure drafts with correspondence and comments received, and Statements of Standard Accountancy Practice on 'Accounting for the results of Associated Companies' and 'Accounting for Depreciation'.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in the following sections: Management Studies Research Division, lectures and the Accounting Standards Steering Committee. The contents are in broadly chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Apply to Archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by the donor and their heirs. Most documents may be photocopied.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

On-line catalogue available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Edey in 1984 and 1991.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

The BLPES holds further material relating to Harold Edey in the papers of Professor Imre Lakatos (Ref: Lakatos/13/238) and the papers of Sir Arnold Plant (Ref: Plant/DOBA).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue; Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Oct 2000

Accounting | Financial administration | Finance

Personal names
Edey | Harold Cecil | 1913-2007 | Professor of Accounting

Corporate names
Accounting Standards Steering Committee
LSE | London School of Economics and Political Science x London School of Economics and Political Science
Management Studies Research Division