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Accountancy Ancestors: Indian & Eastern Railway

Indian & Eastern Railway magazine was the official magazine of the Institute of Railway Accountants and Auditors in India.

Accountancy Ancestors

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The Institute of Railway Accountants and Auditors [in India] was formally incorporated in September 1927 and the Indian & Eastern Railway magazine, the official organ of the institute, appeared in the same month. At the time of its incorporation the body had just 20 members, but this had increased to 230 by the time of their conference in October 1928 (Indian & Eastern Railway, November 1928).

ICAEW Chartered Accountant Arthur Lowes Dickinson, a pioneer in the global profession, was an honorary member of the new institute and took an interest in its development (a letter containing his advice for the newly established body was reproduced in the November 1928 edition).

The journal

Indian & Eastern Railway magazine was first published in September 1927. The ICAEW Library & Information Service only holds a short run for the magazine, running from October 1928 to June 1929.

Accountancy Ancestors


October 1928-June 1929 (all issues indexed)

Obituaries and biographical profiles

Eight biographical profiles are listed in the obituaries/biographical profiles index from this journal.


14 portraits are listed in the portraits index from this journal.


Four illustrations relating to the profession are listed in the illustrations index from this journal. There are many other unindexed illustrations showing the Indian countryside, shrines, railway locomotives and railway infrastructure.