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422644
  • Title
    Infants' Home (Ashfield, N.S.W.) records, 1874-1966
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 2983
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1874-1966
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422644
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : RESTRICTED
    Refer to Contents for location numbers
  • Physical Description
    3 v., 1 (2") box
    1.85 metres of textual material and 5 photographs (53 volumes and 2 boxes)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Established as the Sydney Foundling Hospital in 1874 by Emily Trollope, the name was changed to the Infants' Home in 1877. It became responsible for the care of infants of unmarried mothers and of destitute parents, as well as providing a temporary home for the mothers
  • Scope and Content
    This collection consists of minute books which describe the weekly events in the Home including information about applicants, children and their families 1874-1965, other records of inmates 1875-1964, letterbooks, 1874-1896, a visitors' book 1875-1899, Emily Trollope's diary of the Home, 1875-1876, financial records, 1885-1893 as well as newscuttings 1877-1966 and photographs, ca. 1890.

    Volume 1 (Microfilm: CY 4993, frames 1-56)
    Minutes, 1874

    Volume 2 (Microfilm: CY 4993, frames 57-155)
    Minutes, 1874-1876

    Volume 3 (Microfilm: CY 4993, frames 156-246)
    Minutes, 1876-1878

    Volume 4 (Microfilm: CY 4994, frames 1-189)
    Minutes, 1878-1881

    Volume 5 (Microfilm: CY 4994, frames 190-431)
    Minutes, 1881-1885

    Volume 6 (Microfilm: CY 4995, frames 1-246)
    Minutes, 1885-1887

    Volume 7 (Microfilm: CY 4995, frames 247-480)
    Minutes, 1887-1890

    Volume 8 (Microfilm: CY 4996, frames 1-241)
    Minutes, 1890-1892

    Volume 9 (Microfilm: CY 4997, frames 1-244)
    Minutes, 1892-1896

    Volume 10 (Microfilm: CY 4998, frames 1-250)
    Minutes, 1896-1899

    Volume 11 (Microfilm: CY 4999, frames 1-145)
    Minutes, 1899-1901 (with index)

    Volume 12 (Microfilm: CY 4999, frames 146-292)
    Minutes, 1901-1903 (with index)

    Volume 13 (Microfilm: CY 5000, frames 1-144)
    Minutes, 1904-1906 (with index)

    Volume 14 (Microfilm: CY 5000, frames 145-307)
    Minutes, 1906-1908 (with index)

    Volume 15 (Microfilm: CY 5000, frames 308-422)
    Minutes, 1908 (with index)

    Volume 16 (Microfilm: CY 5000, frames 423-538)
    Minutes, 1908-1909 (with index)

    Volume 17 (Microfilm: CY 5001, frames 1-120)
    Minutes, 1909-1910 (with index)

    Volume 18 (Microfilm: CY 5001, frames 121-236)
    Minutes, 1910-1911 (with index)

    Volume 19 (Microfilm: CY 5001, frames 237-407)
    Minutes, 1911-1913 (with index)

    Volume 20 (Microfilm: CY 5002, frames 1-130)
    Minutes, 1913-1914 (with index)

    Volume 21 (Microfilm: CY 5002, frames 131-253)
    Minutes, 1914-1915 (with index)

    Volume 22 (Microfilm: CY 5002, frames 254-383)
    Minutes, 1915-1916 (with index)

    Volume 23 (Microfilm: CY 5003, frames 1-127)
    Minutes, 1916-1917 (with index)

    Volume 24 (Microfilm: CY 5003, frames 128-249)
    Minutes, 1917-1918 (with index)

    Volume 25 (Microfilm: CY 5003, frames 250-370)
    Minutes, 1918-1919 (with index)

    Volume 26 (Microfilm: CY 5004, frames 1-135)
    Minutes, 1919-1920 (with index)

    Volume 27 (Microfilm: CY 5004, frames 136-271)
    Minutes, 1920-1921 (with index)

    Volume 28 (Microfilm: CY 5004, frames 272-388)
    Minutes, 1921-1922 (with index)

    Volume 29 (Microfilm: CY 5005, frames 1-131)
    Minutes, 1922-1923 (with index)

    Volume 30 (Microfilm: CY 5005, frames 132-295)
    Minutes, 1923-1924 (with index)

    Volume 31 (Microfilm: CY 5005, frames 296-469)
    Minutes, 1924-1927 (with index)

    Volume 32 (Microfilm: CY 5006, frames 1-172)
    Minutes, 1927-1930 (with index)

    Volume 33 (Microfilm: CY 5006, frames 173-392)
    Minutes, 1930-1935 (with index)

    Volume 34 (Microfilm: CY 5007, frames 1-102)
    Minutes, 1935-1939

    Volume 35 (Microfilm: CY 5007, frames 103-200)
    Minutes, 1939-1941

    Volume 36 (Microfilm: CY 5007, frames 201-303)
    Minutes, 1941-1944

    Volume 37 (Microfilm: CY 5007, frames 304-411)
    Minutes, 1944-1947

    Volume 38 (Microfilm: CY 5008, frames 1-138)
    Minutes, 1947-1950

    Volume 39 (Microfilm: CY 5008, frames 139-251)
    Minutes, 1950-1953

    Volume 40 (Microfilm: CY 5008, frames 251-454)
    Minutes, 1953-1959

    Volume 41 (Microfilm: CY 5009, frames 1-428)
    Minutes, 1958-1965

    Volume 42 (Microfilm: CY 5010, frames 1-51)
    Minutes Annual General Meetings 1921-1959

    Volume 43 (Microfilm: CY 5010, frames 52-564)
    Letterbook 1874-1893 (with index)

    Volume 44 (Microfilm: CY 5011, frames 1-37)
    Letterbook 1893-1896 (with index)

    Volume 45 (Microfilm: CY 5011, frames 38-95)
    Records of inmates 1875-1877 (with index)

    Volume 46 (Microfilm: CY 5011, frames 96-425)
    Admissions and discharges 1902-1910 (with index)

    Volume 47 (Microfilm: CY 5012, frames 1-100)
    Records of inmates 1924-1929

    Volume 48 (Microfilm: CY 5012, frames 101-199)
    Lists of children in the Home 1947-1953

    Volume 49 (Microfilm: CY 5012, frames 200-357)
    Daily record of children admitted and discharged 1959-1964

    Volume 50 (Microfilm: CY 5012, frames 358-396)
    Diary of Emily Trollope, Matron of Sydney Foundling Hospital 1875-1876

    Volume 51 (Microfilm: CY 5013, frames 1-150)
    Financial records 1885-1893 (with index)

    Volume 52 (Microfilm: CY 5013, frames 151-274)
    Financial records 1885-1890 (with index)

    Volume 53 (Microfilm: CY 5013, frames 275-398)
    Visitors' book 1875-1899

    Volume 54 (Microfilm: CY 5013, frames 399-594)
    Box of newscuttings and miscellanea 1877-1966; 5 photographs, ca. 1890
  • Source
    Deposited by The Ashfield Infants Home, 1975
  • Access Conditions
    Restricted: Written authority from Ashfield Infants Home is required prior to access. Please contact Ashfield Infants Home, 17 Henry Street, Ashfield NSW 2131; Email: mail@theinfantshome.org.au; Phone: 9799 4844
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (1-208C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
  • General note

    5 photographs at MLMSS 2983/54 transferred from Pic.Acc.3540 as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012
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