I received the book 'The Weaving Roses' (copyright 1985) by Isadora M Safner, from a very good weaving friend of mine and now that I have all my previous commitments finished I can explore this book.
The book states that William Henry Harrison Rose and his sister Elsie collected weaving drafts and made an effort to save them for future generations. He invited a group of fellow weavers to a meeting with the object to form an organization to "insure the future of American handweaving". The author states that he says none of the drafts are original to him. He and his sister wove many of the drafts that are collected in this book.
It will be fun exploring some of the overshot drafts that Weaver Rose "began collecting in the nineteenth century, some which dated back to the 1700's."