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.
Chamberlain, Robert, fl. 1678-1679. Accomptants guide or merchants book-keeper
The ownership of a copy of Chamberlain's The Accountants Guide or Merchants Bookkeeper, 1686 is traced through six famous owners from 1700 for almost a century. It is now housed in the Boston Athenaeum.
One of the goals of the present federal income tax system is to tax individuals to the extent of their ability to pay. This concept of vertical equity did not originate in the current century. Analysis of the tax laws of the American colonies...