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Rumball, Marian Frances

The death of Miss Marian Frances Rumball, Matron of the Bramblewood Sanatorium, Kelling, Norfolk, removes from our midst a rare personality, a tireless worker and a genius in the profession in which she was so conspicuous an example.

For many years she was Sister of the Children's Ward at the London Homeopathic Hospital, and while there arranged an exhibit for the Nursing Section of the Chicago Exhibition at the World Fair in 1893, which has never been surpassed, if it has been equalled, and repeated it at the Nursing Exhibition in London in 1896. While still at the London Homeopathic Hospital, the Children's Sanatorium at Holt was founded through her exertions, and later, when she went to live in Norfolk, she carried on Bramblewood as a Sanatorium for Women.

Among the numerous wreaths sent to her funeral was one bearing the inscription "With affectionate regard from the Chairman and members of the Committee of the London Homeopathic Hospital in remembrance of Sister Marian's many years' devotion to the Hospital and to her little patients in Barton Ward.


Registration number750
First name(s)Marian Frances

Homeopathic Hospital, Great Ormond Street, W.C.
The West, West Runton, Norfolk

Date of registration28 March 1890

Cert., London Homeopathic Hospital, 1877 - 90

Personal details

Date of death1927

Professional details

Work experience

London Homeopathic Hospital, 1877 - 1906
Children's Convalescent Home, Holt, Norfolk, Feb. 1906 to date
(Matron) Bramblewood Sanatorium, Kelling, Norfolk

Professional activities

Guild of St. Barnabus

Additional professional details

Arranged exhibit for the Nursing Section at the Chicago Exhibition of the World Fair, 1893, and in London, 1896


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