7 distinct folders, 'Sketches from Shah Abbas Tomb Carpets', 'Florence Museum Persian Sketches', 'Small Persian Sketches I', 'Persian Indian', 'Sketch by Mr Glass 1905', 'Persian No. 151, sheets 3, 5 & 6 ' and 'Large Persian Indian'. A number of the folders from this drawer relate to either the Persian Exhibition of 1931, or are copies of carpets held in museum collections such as the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and as such these designs can be cross referenced with the V&A online catalogue, where reference numbers exist. 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. Most of the designs in this drawer feature letters and numbers in the form 'SK/M 234', or similar, accompanied by a coloured sticky dot, which perhaps refers to a more recently added indexing system.
This description is part of the Design Archive which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.