These are the records of the The Salvation Army Refuge at 212 Hanbury Street, Whitechapel, and subsequently 48 Navarino Road, Dalston.
The collection comprises a Statement Book with details of individual residents at the refuge, 1884-1890, and an account book covering July 1884- October 1885.
The Statement Book includes the categories name; age; where born; where from; marriage; relatives; service or other employment; school; hospital. It also includes an in-depth statement ('Further Particulars') detailing the history, circumstances and character of the applicant based on their primary interview with a Salvation Army Social Work officer; a list of further 'Dates of Warden's Interviews'; and details of 'Disposal on Leaving the Home'.
The records are arranged as follows:
HSNR/1: Girls' Statement Book
HSNR/2: Rescue Work Account Book