Reckoning boards;Tallies;Accounting machines -- History
How could our ancestors do accounting while they were still illiterate and had no paper? The answer is that they used the tally and the checkerboard. In medieval Europe, the tally was normally a short stick on which notches were cut to represent...
Glass manufacture -- France -- History;Cost accounting -- France -- History;Bookkeeping -- France -- History;Manufacture Royale des Glaces
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain
In 1820, the Manufacture Royale des Glaces, founded in 1665 and also named Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, opted for double entry bookkeeping and cost accounting. At that time, both economic (industrial revolution) and juridical (abolition of the...
Accounting -- England -- History;Collins, John, 1625-1683
This article will examine John Collins' textbooks, particularly An Introduction to Merchants Accounts, to consider the influence of merchants' current trading activities upon the accounting texts of seventeenth century England.