Arthur B. Sleigh

Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh, also known as Burrowes Willcocks Arthur Sleigh[1] (1821, Montreal – 1869, Chelsea) was a Canadian-born British Army officer, travel writer and the original founder of the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

Sleigh founded The Daily Telegraph in 1855 to air a personal grievance against the Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, but its first issue was not a success and Sleigh was soon forced to sell the paper to his publisher, Joseph Moses Levy.[2]

Notes and references

  1. Boase, F., Modern English biography, 6 vols, 1892-1921
  2. "Daily Telegraph". Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007.