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A Guide to the William Andrew Paton Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
November 2008


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Paton, William A. (William Andrew), 1889-1991
Title: William Andrew Paton Papers
Dates: 1944-1972
Abstract: William A. Paton's manuscripts and research material on various accounting subjects, as well as correspondence with Williard E. Stone and others.
Extent: 0.8 Linear feet. 2 boxes.
Identification: MS Group 110-4
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Economist and accountant. Born in Calmuet, Michigan. Ph.D., University of Michigan (1917) and Litt.D., Leigh University (1944). Professor, University of Michigan and elsewhere. Member, Accounting Hall of Fame (1950), and fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Author of numerous accounting works.


Scope and Content

William A. Paton's manuscripts, research materials on various subjects and other miscellaneous material. Correspondence with Williard E. Stone, Fitt, Garner McDevitt and others.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Related or Separated Material

This collection is part of the Accounting Collection, which was established in 1971 through gifts made and solicited by Dr. Williard E. Stone, Professor of Accounting, and Chair of the Department of Accounting.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Andrew Paton Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Correspondence

Note that although the files are described in alphabetical order below, the folders are arranged chronologically in Box 1 and 2.


Box
1 Ayau, Manuel F. TLS to W.A. Paton 1970-09-28
1 Amacher, A.L. TLS (copy) to American Institute of C.P.A.'s 1971-02-05
1 Amacher, A.L. TLS to W.A. Paton 1971-02-05
1 Broad, S.J. TL (copy) to Carmen G. Blough 1950-03-07
1 Bettes, S.D. TL (copy) to W.A. 1969-10-16
1 Bond, Floyd A. TLS to W.A. Paton 1971-03-02
1 Crabtree, James R. TLS (copy) to Journal of Accountancy 1971-01-05
1 Cohen, Albert H. TLS to W.A. Paton 1971-01-21
1 Calkins, Frank S. TL (copy) to Carmen G. Blough 1950-03-16
1 Fitt, Frank TLS to [W.A. Paton] 1972-02-06
1 Finlayson, Robert M. TLS to W.A. Paton 1971-02-10
1 Garner, Paul TLS to William Paton 1971-01-18
1 Goodrich, Pierre F. TLS to William A. Paton 1971-03-09
1 Hirshfield, Arthur S. TLS (copy) to Journal of Accountancy 1971-01-20
1 Inglis, John B. TLS to Bill [Paton] 1971-01-28
1 Knox, Richard TLS to William A. Paton 1971-07-13
1 Kobza, T.M. TLS (copy) to William A. Paton 1971-01-27
1 Kobza, T.M. TLS to Professor Paton 1971-02-09
1 McDevitt, Edward J. TL (copy) to Carmen G. Blough 1945-01-11
1 McDevitt, Edward J. TL (copy) to Carmen G. Blough 1950-03-20
1 Nicholas, C. S., Jr. TL (copy) to American Institute of C.P.A.'s 1971-05-17
1 Paton, William A. TL (copy) to Lee N. Abrams 1969-10-31
1 Paton, William A. TL (copy) to A.L. Amacher 1971-02-01
1 Paton, William A. TL (copy) to Armstrong, Marshall S. 1971-12-03
1 Paton, William A. TL (copy) to Ashbrook for President 1972-01-24
1 Paton, William A. TL (copy) to Ayau, Dr. Manuel F. 1970-09-16
1 Paton, William A. TL (copy) to Baker, Dean L. 1971-02-02
1 Paton, William A. TL (copy) to Barrett, John R. 1970-12-09
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Raymond A. Beaudet 1971-02-03
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Bell, Henry M. 1972-02-10
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Benston, George J. 1968-08-27
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Berger, R.O., Jr. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL to Blough, Carmen 1945-03-28
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Bond, Harry R. 1970-09-16
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Braga, Russell M. 1970-08-28
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Butterfield, W. Swindt 1970-05-07
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Christy, George A. 1972-02-11
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Considine, Charles Ray 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Curtis, Scott 1971-03-18
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Defliese, Philip L. 1971-03-31
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Doherty, William O. 1971-02-01
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Dougharty, Marcus H. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Doherty, William O. 1971-02-01
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Eiteman, Dean S. 1971-04-23
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Finlayson, Robert M. 1971-02-24
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Gabrielson, C.C. 1971-02-03
1 Paton, W.A. [TL] WAP to Gainsbrugh, M.R. 1969-11-26
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Gallagher, Philip J. 1971-02-02
1 Paton, W.A. [TL] WAP to Goodrich, P.F. 1971-04-01
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Gross, Malvern J., Jr. 1971-02-24
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Gustafson, George A. 1971-11-22
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Hauck, C.P. 1971-02-02
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Hazlitt, Henry 1972-01-21
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) Horngren, Charles T. 1972-05-02
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Jones, Gardner 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Kapnick, Harvey 1972-01-25
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Klumph, Robert 1972-01-21
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Lee, Gilbert L., Jr. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to McCracken, Hon. Paul W. with 8/26/71 McCracken, Paul W. TLS to Paton, William A. 1971-08-30
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Mason, Dr. Perry 1961-05-31
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Moore, C. Claire 1971-02-02
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Morgan, R.A. 1969-01-08
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Morse, E.H., Jr. 1971-08-19
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Murphy, H.D. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Nielsen, Oswald 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Norton, Chauncey A. 1971-02-02
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Perry, Ken 1972-01-11
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Pierpont, Dr. Wilbur K. 1971-02-03
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Pitcock, Dennis E. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Raquet, Robert E. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Reigert, M.J. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Rogers, Donald L. 1971-03-01
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Ross, Dean Howard 1972-05-02
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Ross, Howard (enclosure) 1972-02-23
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Sanden, B. Kenneth 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Seidman, William 1972-01-21
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Simpson, H.B. 1945-01-04
1 Paton, W.A. TL to Smart, Jackson W. 1945-01-11
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Stans, Maurice H. 1945-03-26
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Staub, Walter A. 1944-06-14
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to Williard E. Stone 1972-06-07
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to Williard E. Stone 1972-04-04
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES (Williard E. Stone) 1972-03-07
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1971-11-22
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to Williard E. Stone 1970-06-15
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to Williard [Stone] [1970 June]
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to Williard E. Stone 1970-05-28
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES (Williard E. Stone) 1970-04-09
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES 1970-03-18
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES 1970-03-08
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES 1970-03-03
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1966-10-26
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1966-03-16
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1966-01-05
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1964-12-23
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1963-01-05
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES 1962-01-08
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1962-09-15
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1962-06-15
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES 1962-05-30
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES 1962-05-09
1 Paton, W.A. ALS to WES 1962-04-16
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1962-04-13
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1962-01-08
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1962-01-08
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1961-12-12
1 Paton, W.A. TLS to WES 1961-10-04
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Storey, Dr. Reed 1972-01-21
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Storey, Dr. Reed 1971-12-06
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Stoughton, Warner V. 1972-01-21
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Weinwurm, Ernest H. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Williams, Nolan E. 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Wilson, James E. 1971-02-03
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Woodard, Donald M. 1971-03-18
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Zack, William 1971-02-15
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Zeff, Stephen A. 1971-12-06
1 Paton, W.A. TL (copy) to Bert J. Zoslaw 1970-05-06
1 Perry, Ken TLS to William A. Paton 1971-12-18
1 [Pierson], Earl W. TLS to WAP 1969-01-14
1 Roche, George C., III TLS to WAP 1972-04-13
1 [Ross], Howard TLS to WAP 1972-03-07
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-11-10
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1972-03-10
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-01-15
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-02-02
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-04-09
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-06-01
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-06-22
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-07-12
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-09-24
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1971-10-19
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1970-01-22
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1970-02-11
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1970-04-03
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1970-06-04
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1970-06-04
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1970-06-18
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1970-07-21
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1961-11-27
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1961-12-07
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1961-12-18
1 [Stone, Williard E.] [TL to WAP] 1962-04-13
1 [Stone, Williard E.] [TL to WAP] 1962-04-19
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to Paton, W.A. 1962-01-11
1 [Stone, Williard E.] [TL to WAP] 1962-05-16
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to Paton, W.A. 1962-01-24
1 [Stone, Williard E.] TL (copy) to WAP 1962-05-21
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to Office of the Comptroller, Tallahassee, FL 1963-01-10
1 Stone, Williard E. TL to WAP 1962-05-01
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1963-01-09
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1963-01-23
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1964-12-14
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1965-05-17
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1966-09-29
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1966-11-02
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1966-01-13
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1966-03-23
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1962-04-19
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1962-05-01
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1962-05-16
1 Stone, Williard E. TL (copy) to WAP 1962-05-21
1 [Terborgh], George TLS to Paton, W.A. 1969-09-24
1 Weber, Arnold R. TLS to WAP 1971-10-04
1 Zeff, Stephen A. TLS to WAP 1971-01-14


Paton's Manuscripts


Box Folder
2 1 Accounting Problems of the Depression. n.d., 26pp. Typescript with additions and corrections.
2 2 Brief Abstract of talk of W.A. Paton at convention of Controllers Institute of America, Chicago, October 3, 1944, on subject of "Developments in Corporate Financial Statements." 2pp. (Attached: Letters dated 1944 with G.K. Dahl, J.F. Brandt, A.U. Hunt)
2 3 The Double-Entry System. 77pp., n.d.
2 4 Education for Public Accounting on the Collegiate Level. 4 p. n.d.
2 5 Statement on "Mergers" prepared by Mr. Wilcox. 5p. 6/10/49 in letter form to Carman G. Blough (copy). Draft.
2 6 Principles Related to "Deferred Charges" and "Prepaid Expenses" 10p. (speech) n.d.
2 7 Re Mr. Kohler's communication on draft of Accounting for Emergency Facilities Having Continuing Usefulness. 8p., n.d. (speech)
2 8 Recent and Prospective Developments in Accounting Theory. 50pp., n.d. (Dickinson Lectures)
2 9 Shortcomings of Present-Day Financial Statements. 34pp., n.d.
2 10 Some Notes on Cost and Value. 2p., n.d.
2 11 Statements Relative to Columbia Pronouncement on Debt Settlement, from the American Accountant, Feb., 1927. 3p.


Miscellaneous


Box Folder
2 12 American Institute Committee on Accounting Procedure and its Advisory Committee on Investment Companies Accounting Procedures. Comments on Tentative Draft of Proposed Re: Statement of Article 6 (Management Investment Companies) of Regulation S-X. 10pp. [Sept. 27, 1944].
2 13 American Institute for Economic Research, An Analysis of the Gold Situation. Research Reports. Nov. 17, 1969. 2pp. Also includes: Soderlind, Sterling E., Appraisal of Current Trends in business and Finance. 1p. n.d. (1969?) Wall Street Journal.
2 14 American Institute of Accountants. Departures from the cost basis. 2/24/50. Research Draft. 9pp.
2 15 Herrick, Mr., Random Thoughts on cost and Value. 2p. n.d.
2 16 Re: Statements of Assets. 2pp. 2/23/50. Research Draft.
2 17 Academic Personnel Recommendation for Paton, UF, 9/7/61. Personal Reference for Paton from Who's Who in America, 9/6/61. Payroll Clearance for Paton, UF, 2/12/62.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Accounting
Paton, William Andrew 1889- -- Correspondence
Stone, Williard E. 1910- -- Correspondence



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