Button sample albums; illustrated registers of designs; pencil sketches and designs and printed designs. The illustrations depict buttons, buckles, clasps, clips and other dress ornaments with a range of decorative features including flora, fauna, figurative and geometric aspects.
John Templeton Ltd, button manufacturer : button samples and designs
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The company of John Templeton Ltd was based at 144A Great College Street, London. In the 1930s the directors were J. Frisch, Selwyn Slater and A. J. Templeton. In the 1950s Selwyn Slater took over the running of the company. He designed a range of casein buttons which became known as the Selwyn Slater collection.
Conditions Governing Access
This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.
Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.
Given by John Templeton Ltd and Samuel Johnson & Sons (London) Ltd, 1983 and 1984.
Conditions Governing Use
Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/archives/.