Entrepreneur and philanthropist
Sir John Blundell Maple (1845 – 1903) made his fortune through the Maple furniture business, which he founded. He was also a racehorse owner. He lived in Childwickbury, near St Albans and founded the Sisters Hospital and Clarence Park in St Albans. He was a good friend of the future Edward VII, and MP for Dulwich.
This item is taken from a cutting in The Royal Magazine, April 1899, with three half-tone illustrations, 147 x 79 mm.
Entitled ‘Some People and their Parents’, these illustrations show Sir John Blundell Maple (centre), his father Mr John Maple (left), and his mother (right).