A. H. Malet


Arnold Henry Malet (1871-1948) [pronounced mallet] was a British tropical horticulturalist. He spent most of his working life travelling, in particular to Singapore. He married Margaret Louisa Waller Broad in Pancras, London in 1899. In 1907, Arnold and Margaret occupied a tenement building of 29 London Road, Dulwich where Margaret deposited 91 objects to the Horniman Museum as a loan, citing the objects had sentimental value. At the time Arnold had returned to Singapore, with Margaret joining shortly afterwards. 18 February 1919 he travelled to Singapore on the Aki Maru [8544]. They often moved throughout London upon their return to England. In 1928, his wife Margaret died. He re-married Annie May Langsdale (or Stanbrook) in St Martin, London in 1931 [Born: 18 August 1883]. He retired shortly afterwards and settled in Chilworth Street, Paddingto before moving to Watford in the 1940s. He died in Watford on 6 May 1948 (probate dated: 5 July 1948). It is unclear if he had any children or other living relatives.

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tropical horticulturalist (1871-1948)

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