Records of Ivy House Maternity Home

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

These are the Records of Ivy House Maternity Home, Hackney, 1890-1910.

The records are arranged as follows:

IVY 1: Maternity registers, 1890-1910

IVY 2: Report, 1909

IVY 3: Certificate, 1895

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1890 The Salvation Army opened a maternity and rescue home at Ivy House, 271 Mare Street, Hackney, London. On 1 May 1894 the rescue work was moved to a different site and Ivy House became the Salvation Army's first dedicated maternity hospital. In 1913 this function was replaced by The Mothers' Hospital on Lower Clapton Road and Ivy House was closed.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. The reading room of The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre is open Tue-Fri 9.30-4.00. It is advisable to make an appointment. Tel: 0207 326 7800; email: heritage@salvationarmy.org.uk.

Other Finding Aids

A multi-level description of this collection can be accessed in the International Heritage Centre's online catalogue: http://www.calmview.eu/SalvationArmy/CalmView/. A paper catalogue is available in the reading room of the International Heritage Centre.