Papers of Dr David A R Forrester, fl. 1980s, accounting historian and lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Research findings of Dr Forrester, including correspondence, lists of sources and summaries c.1980s
  • Primary source materials used when researching the early development of printed corporate financial reports in the 19th century. The primary source materials come from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA. It is mostly photocopies of early printed financial reports 1888-1984

Administrative / Biographical History

David A R Forrester was a graduate of History from the Universities of St Andrews, Scotland, and Oxford, England. He went on to teach at the University of Strathclyde, Glaasgow, Scotland in the Accountancy and Finance department. His study of the great business economist and historicist, Eugen Schmalenbach, earned him the Hour-glass Award of the Academy of Accounting Historians. He is now an honorary life member of the Academy.


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Deposit: Dr David Forrester: 1997

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Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 24 November 2004

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