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

Scope and Content

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'.

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).


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

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given by Edey in 1984 and 1991.

Other Finding Aids

On-line catalogue available.

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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).