Ethel Mary Colman

Art and antiquities collector; appointed first female Lord Mayor in England in 1923

Ethel Mary Colman was the daughter of the famous mustard manufacturer, Jeremiah James Colman (1830 - 1898). She was appointed the first Lady Lord Mayor of Norwich, 9 November 1923. Her lady mayoress was her younger sister, Miss Helen Caroline. Ethel was also a director of a missionary society and one of the first women deacons at Princes’ Street, Norwich.

In the winter of 1896-97 Jeremiah Colman travelled to Egypt with his children, Ethel, Helen, Florence and Alan. Around 300 ancient Egyptian artefacts were collected on the trip which upon the death in 1898 of Jeremiah was bequeathed to Ethel and Helen who kept it until 1921 when they donated it to the City of Norwich and consequently the Norwich Castle Museum.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
    1863
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
    1948
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded

2 item(s) from the Ancient Egypt collection related to Ethel Mary Colman

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