The Dicksee Family

Lawrence Robert Dicksee

Lawrence Robert Dicksee
Lawrence Robert Dicksee
image from obituary in The Accountant reprinted in British accountants: a biographical sourcebook (Robert Henry Parker, 1980)
Birth: 1 May 1864, in St Pancras, Middlesex, England

Father: John Robert Dicksee

Mother: Mary Ann (Bernard) Dicksee

Education: City of London School, where his father was drawing master. In 1903 he was conferred the degree of M.Com at the University of Birmingham "in recognition of his published work and membership of the Senate".

Married: Nora Beatrice Plumbe in 1894, in Marylebone district, London, England

Occupation: Chartered Accountant, Professor of Accountancy and author.

Lawrence was admitted as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1886, only six years after the Institute was founded. He initially practised on his own account for three years, then joined Mr. Peter Price of Cardiff. In 1894 he returned to London and in September formed the firm of Sellars, Dicksee & Co. in partnership with Arthur J. Sellars. Lawrence was a prolific and influential author of accounting texts and his first book, Auditing: a practical manual for auditors first published in 1892, had a widespread impact on the profession. He subsequently authored a large number of books on various accounting and business practices and has been described as the father of modern accounting. In 1902 he was appointed Professor of Accounting at the University of Birmingham (the first professor of accounting at a British university) and the same year he was Lecturer in Accounting at the London School of Economics. He held both posts, as well as continuing private practice and writing a number of books, for four years before resigning the Birmingham post in Decemebr 1906. In 1912, Lawrence was given the title of Reader in Accountancy at L.S.E. and appointed as Professor of Accountancy and Business Organization in 1918. On his retirement in 1926, he received the title of Emeritus Professor of Accountancy at the University of London.

Who's who pp437-8 (1905)
DICKSEE, Prof. Lawrence Robert, M.Com., F.C.A., head of firm of Sellars, Dicksee, and Co., chartered accountants; Professor of Accounting at the University of Birmingham; Member of the Faculty of Economics of the University of London; Lecturer on Accounting at the London School of Economics (University of London); b. 1 May 1864; s. of J. R. Dicksee; m. 1894, Nora Beatrice, y. d. of Rowland Plumbe, F.R.I.B.A. Educ.: City of London School. In practice as a chartered accountant since 1886; during last twelve years author of numerous books on accounts; on the staff of the Universities of Birmingham and London since 1902. Publications: Auditing (sixth edition); Book-keeping for Accountant Students (fourth edition); Book-keeping for Company Secretaries (third edition); Book-keeping Exercises for Accountant Students; Goodwill and its Treatment in Accounts (second edition); Profits Available for Dividend; Auctioneer's Accounts; Solicitor's Accounts; Advanced Accounting; Depreciation, Reserves and Reserve Funds, etc. Address: 48 Copthall Avenue, London, E.C.; University, Birmingham. Club: Clef, Birmingham.

Death: 14 February 1932 in Hampstead district, London, England, aged 67
An obituary to Lawrence appeared in The Accountant and was reprinted in British accountants: a biographical sourcebook (Robert Henry Parker, 1980)

Census & Addresses:
1874-1888: 6 Fitzroy Square, London  ('Fitzroy Square', Survey of London: volume 21: The parish of St Pancras part 3: Tottenham Court Road & neighbourhood (1949), pp. 52-63)
1881: 6 Fitzroy Square, St. Pancras, London
1901: Hampstead, London: Laurence R. Dickson is aged 36, born in London. He is a Chartered Accountant.
1911: Hampstead, London: Lawrence Robert Dicksee is aged 46
1916: 153 Haverstock Hill, London  (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)


Lawrence Rowland Arthur Dicksee

Birth: 1897, in Hampstead district, London, England

Father: Lawrence Robert Dicksee

Mother: Nora Beatrice (Plumbe) Dicksee

Education: Royal Military College

Occupation: Army Officer. Lawrence was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) on 7 April 1916 (London Gazette 4 April 1916 p3685). At the time of his death just over a month later, he was serving in D Company, 3rd Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters.

Death: 9 May 1916 in South Shields district, Durham, England, aged 18. Lawrence died of accidental injuries whilst serving with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery
Sunderland (Mere Knolls) cemetery, Durham, where Lawrence Rowland Arthur Dicksee is buried
Buried: Sunderland (Mere Knolls) cemetery, Durham, England, grave 4.1199

1901: Hampstead, London: Lawrence R. Dickson is aged 3, born in London
1911: Eastry, Kent: Lawrence B. A. Dicksea is aged 13

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