The majority of these sketches are copies of 15th and 16th century Spanish carpets found in either the Victoria and Albert Museum or the South Kensington Museum, and sometimes the sketches also record the musuems original reference number. The designs were copied in the first few decades of the 20th century, with the majority being dated. A number of the sketches also carry a later date and initials or signature, which might suggest that this was when they were purchased by James Templeton & Co. Design sketches that carry a number written in red ink, or the letters B.L. or B.G. (meaning 'bought in London' or 'bought in Glasgow') followed by a number, can potentially be cross referenced with STOD/201/1/8/1 'Templeton Register of Designs Brought - Sketches 1897-1915 (1925)'. Numbers written in red ink have been taken to be the Design Number and are catalogued as the Design Title.
This description is part of the Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.