Saturday, January 26, 2019

In Business - Accounting

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.

Author Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) argued for the necessity of women being trained in accounting and business skills, such training provided economic benefits to the family, particularly preservation of the family estate in case of the husband's death. Daniel Defoe, The Complete English Tradesman, in Familiar Letters Directing him m all the Several Parts and Progressions of Trade (London, 1727), 29.
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, (July 1995), 181-202.