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Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1935) was a journalist and writer, who joined the Daily Telegraph staff in 1861. He became chief editor in 1873, a post he held until 1889. After graduating from Oxford University, he went to India in 1856 to run a school, before returning and joining The Telegraph, where he worked for more than 40 years. Despite his long career in newspapers, and being responsible for arranging the Stanley expedition with the New York Herald (one of The Telegraph’s great landmarks), he was better known to his contemporaries for his poetry, which showed deep interest in Indian, and later Japanese, culture.


Arnold, Edwin. “African Monkeys.” Daily Telegraph, 8 June 1897

Arnold, Edwin. “At Lhassa.” Daily Telegraph, 4 Apr. 1904

Arnold, Edwin. “Japan and Foreign Power.” Daily Telegraph, 16 June 1890

Arnold, Edwin. “The Reign of Victoria.” Daily Telegraph, 23 Jan. 1901



Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (1881-1931) was a war correspondent, known for his coverage of World War I. Whilst working for The Telegraph, he covered the British landing at Anzac Grove in 1915, providing the first eyewitness accounts of the battle. His increasingly critical coverage was not well received by senior political and military figures, and his opinion piece on Gallipoli was published by the Sunday Times, as well as The Times and the Daily Mail. After fighting against the Bolsheviks in Hungary, he returned to The Telegraph as India correspondent, where he was openly hostile to Mahatma Gandhi’s independence campaign.


Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis. “Future of Burma.” Daily Telegraph, 5 Dec. 1930

Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis, Special Correspondent of “The Daily Telegraph”. “Gandhi’s Campaign of Civil Disobedience.“ Daily Telegraph, 15 Feb. 1930

Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis. “New Egyptian Treaty.” Daily Telegraph, 24 Oct. 1929

Ashmead-Bartlett, Ellis, “Daily Telegraph” Special Correspondent. “Spain after her Crisis.” Daily Telegraph, 28 Feb. 1931



Bennet Graham Burleigh (1840-1914) was a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, who he joined in 1881 to cover the war in Sudan. Over the next 33 years, he covered conflicts from across the globe, providing correspondence from Asia, Africa and Europe. His report on the failure of the Gordon relief was given a special Sunday release, and his often underhand tactics gave him a reputation for ruthlessness and unfair play. This is not a surprise: before returning to England, he had moved to America and became a Confederate spy in the Civil War, before returning to the United Kingdom via Canada after escaping from jail.


Burleigh, Bennet, and Our War Correspondent. “Japanese Army Moving.” Daily Telegraph, 15 Feb. 1904

Burleigh, Bennet. “Somaliland.” Daily Telegraph, 13 Jan. 1903

Burleigh, Bennet, Our War Correspondent. “The Boer War.” Daily Telegraph, 11 Dec. 1899 

Burleigh, Bennet. “The Scorching Soudan.” Daily Telegraph, 8 May 1885



Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) is a former British Prime Minister, who held the position from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. He is regarded as one of the greatest statesman in history, who had varied relationship with the British press. He contributed a range of content to several notable newspapers, especially during his years before becoming Prime Minister as his reputation as a politician grew. His contributions include articles, letters, and extracts from his memoirs published in The Times and The Telegraph, and The Telegraph acquired the rights to publish extracts his official biography shortly before his death in 1965.


Churchill, Winston S. “Home Rule.” Daily Telegraph, 15 Aug. 1912

Churchill, Winston, M.P. “How Japan’s Military Enterprise is Shackled.” Daily Telegraph, 26 May 1938

Churchill, Winston S., A Young Officer. “The War in the Indian Highlands.” Daily Telegraph, 3 Dec. 1897

Churchill, Winston, M.P. “Would Peace or War Better Serve Mussolini’s Interests?” Daily Telegraph, 13 Apr. 1939



Emile Joseph Dillon (1854-1933) was a journalist, author and linguist, becoming an expert in Oriental languages and literature. He joined The Telegraph in 1887 as Russian correspondent, covering many notable events including the Russo-Japanese War, the Dreyfus trial, and the Boxer Rebellion. He employed methods later associated with investigative journalism, using disguises, a tactic he employed when covering the massacre of Armenians by the Turks in 1894-5. He continued to write for The Telegraph until his death in 1933, and during his journalistic years published a broad range of books including translations of Tolstoy.


Dillon, E. J. “Albania.” Daily Telegraph, 25 July 1911

Dillon, E. J. “Moroccan Question.” Daily Telegraph, 27 July 1911

Dillon, E. J. “Old and New China.” Daily Telegraph, 20 Aug. 1912

Dillon, E. J. “Portugal and its Future.” Daily Telegraph, 6 Oct. 1910



Clare Hollingworth (1911-2017) was an award-winning foreign and war correspondent who worked for several major newspapers, including The Telegraph, the Sunday Times, and The Economist between 1939 and 1950. In 1914, she landed the “scoop of the century” according to the BBC, being the first war correspondent to relay the outbreak of World War II. She returned to The Telegraph in 1965 in order to spend more time working in warzones than covering policy, and covered the Vietnam War. She became Peking correspondent in 1973, and moved to Hong Kong when she retired in 1981.


Our Own Correspondent. “1,000 Tanks Massed on Polish Frontier.” Daily Telegraph, 29 Aug. 1939

Hollingworth, Clare. “Nasser Back-lash Hits Morocco.” Daily Telegraph, 24 June 1967

Hollingworth, Clare. “Russia’s Mediterranean Foothold.” Daily Telegraph, 5 Jan. 1968

Hollingworth, Clare. “Viet Cong Burrowing towards Khe Sanh.” Daily Telegraph, 1 Mar. 1968


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a journalist, poet and novelist, who began his journalistic career in India after moving to Lahore to work in a museum when he was deemed to lack the academic ability to enter Oxford University. Whilst in South Africa in 1899, Kipling saw the Second Boer War, and acted as a war correspondent, a role he took again in World War I. The Telegraph also serialised his Souvenirs of France, and he had various poems published in major newspapers, including The Times.


Kipling, Rudyard. “Clemenceau & Poincare.” Daily Telegraph, 22 Mar. 1933

Kipling, Rudyard. “Kipling’s Memories of India and South Africa.” Daily Telegraph, 14 Mar. 1933

Kipling, Rudyard. “The French as Colonisers.” Daily Telegraph, 21 Mar. 1933

Kipling, Rudyard. “The War in the Mountains.” Daily Telegraph, 9 June 1917



George Augustus Henry Sala (1828-1895) was a journalist, widely regarded as the first ‘celebrity’ journalist in Britain. He is best known as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, which he joined in 1857. He reported from around the globe, and his writing was a fundamental element in establishing the reputation of the paper, and his own as one of the most popular voices in the British press. From 1860 he contributed ‘Echoes of the Week’ in the Illustrated London News, which ran until 1886 before moving to other newspapers.


Sala, George Augustus. “Death of Ex-Empress Charlotte.” Daily Telegraph, 20 Jan. 1927

Sala, George Augustus. “Things I Have Seen and People I Have Known.” Daily Telegraph, 25 Feb. 1893

Sala, George Augustus. “The Queen’s Reign.” Daily Telegraph, 24 Jan. 1901

Sala, George Augustus. “Things I Have Seen and People I Have Known.” Daily Telegraph, 25 Feb. 1893



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