Person record: MALDEN, B.J., F.R.G.S.  (1838-1933)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameBenjamin John MALDEN  F.R.G.S.
Relevance of this personlantern lecturer; contributor to OMLJ 
Main period of activity1870s-1890s
8 August 1838born atBiggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
1861resident5 Chichester Place, Gray's Inn Road, London, England
7 April 186122census record1861 Census of England and Wales, RG 9/107.53.16
– occupation “Engraver on Wood”
1870s~31employeeRoyal Polytechnic Institution
1871-1890resident14 Great Coram Street, London, England
2 April 187132census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/338.5.3
– occupation “Engraver on Wood & Lecturer”
3 January 187738lecturer[Magic lantern lecture], London, England, 3 January 1877
12 December 187941lecturer[Magic lantern entertainment], London, England, 12 December 1879
3 January 188950lecturer[Magic lantern entertainment], Wokingham, Berkshire, England, 3 January 1889
1897-1911residentTremere Villa, Alexandra Road, Stoke Newington, London, England
31 March 190162census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/209.25.42
– occupation “Retired Lecturer”
2 April 191172census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/1029
– occupation “Retired Lecturer”
1927-1933resident21 Junction Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England
24 January 193394died atSouthsea, Hampshire, England
5 April 1933archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1933 p.209
Hardware linked to this persondesigner: Trinopticon (triunial or triple lantern, J.H. Steward, n.d.)
Slide sets linked to this personcompiler: Old London (lecture: Wrench & Son, 41 slides, n.d.)
photographer: Teneriffe and Grand Canary (lecture: Wrench & Son, 50 slides, n.d.)
Texts linked to this personPublished correspondence (3)

B.J. Malden, W.M. Baynes, Slingsby Bethell, T.H. Holding and Frank R. Hinkins, Correspondence in OMLJ 1.9 (February 1890)  –  'Congratulatory'

W.I. Chadwick, B.J. Malden and W.D. Slade, Correspondence in OMLJ 3.32 (January 1892)  –  'Ilkeston explosion'

B.J. Malden and Charles Hine, Correspondence in OMLJ 8.100 (September 1897)  –  'Professor Malden's effect slides'

Lectures (2)

B.J. Malden, A tour through Sweden and Denmark (London: Wrench & Son, 1894)

B.J. Malden, A visit to Teneriffe and Grand Canary (London: Wrench & Son, 1893)

(* = main subject)

* John Barnes, The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 6

* Lester Smith, Benjamin John Malden: a prominent lecturer of the Royal Polytechnic in NMLJ 11.9 (June 2014)

Hughes's illustrated price list of magic and patent cylindrical dissolving view lanterns and apparatus (London: W.C. Hughes, 1878), p. 2

Edmund H. Wilkie, 'Late of the Royal Polytechnic Institution' (?) in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)

Notes in OMLJ 10.127 (December 1899)
  –  announcing retirement

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