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32 HASKINS & SELLS April Early Days of American Accountancy MR. JAMES T. ANYON, senior member of the firm of Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Company, has contributed, under the title above, a fascinating bit of literature in a series of three articles which appeared in the January, February, and March numbers of the Journal of Accountancy. One who has been privileged to know the genial author of the articles, reads the record of his reflections as one quaffs a pleasant drink. Any one who seeks, or needs without realizing it, a change from the humdrum of technical perusal will find in the articles refreshing diversion. The reminiscences carry in suspension a lot of information which, aside from the entertainment it affords, is valuable in helping to fix the background of present-day practice. Mr. Anyon has traced the career of the accountancy profession in America from about 1880 to date. We acknowledge herewith our debt of gratitude to him and hope that as soon as the pressure of the busy season will permit the articles will be read by every one in our organization. Mr. E. E. Leffler, manager of our Buffalo office, has been elected vice-president of the newly organized Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. March 19, 1925, marked the first anniversary of Mr. Sells' death. The year, while passing all too quickly, has brought a keen realization of loss to our attention on many occasions. We have missed the inspiration of Mr. Sells' presence and the benefit of his wise counsel. We have noted with interest that Mr. Chris M . Martin, of our Chicago office, was successful in passing the May, 1924, C. P. A. examination of the State of Illinois. Mr. R. B. Cato, of our New Orleans office, is to be congratulated also upon his attainment of the C. P. A. certificate of the State of Louisiana. Mr. C. M . Doiseau, formerly assistant manager of the New Orleans office, has been transferred to the Executive Offices, Technical Procedure Department, for the purpose of devoting his entire time to system engagements. The work in this field having assumed proportions which seem to warrant the assignment of some one to concentrate thereon, Mr. Doiseau was selected because of his interest in, and specialization along, system lines. Before leaving New Orleans Mr. Doiseau was given a farewell dinner by the staff. Mr. Gordon M . Hill, for several years a member of the New Orleans staff, has been made assistant manager of that office, effective April 1. We have pleasure in noting that Mr. R. H. Moore, of our Los Angeles office, has been successful in passing the C. P. A. examinations of the State of California and of the American Institute of Accountants. Mr. C. M . Doiseau delivered an address before the student body of the College of Commerce and Business Administration, Tulane University, at New Orleans, on March 3. His treatment of the subject, "System in Business," was very much appreciated. PRESS OF WILLIAM GREEN, NEW YORK
Early days of American accountancy
Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co.
Accounting -- United States -- History
Anyon, James T., 1851 -
Leffler, Edwin Ellsworth
Sells, Elijah Watt, 1858-1924
Martin, Chris M.
Cato, R. B.
Doiseau, Clarence M.
Hill, Gordon Mandel
Moore, R. H.
Haskins & Sells. Buffalo Office
Haskins & Sells. Chicago Office
Haskins & Sells. New Orleans Office
Haskins & Sells. Technical Procedure Department
Haskins & Sells. Los Angeles Office
Haskins & Sells Bulletin, Vol. 08, no. 04 (1925 April), p. 32
|Source||Originally published by: Haskins & Sells|
|Collection||Deloitte Digital Collection|
|Digital Publisher||University of Mississippi Libraries. Accounting Collection|
|Identifier||HS Bulletin 8-p32|