LESLIE, FRANK, 1821-801' b. England; was the son of Joseph Carter, a glove-manu facturer of Ipswich, and was named Henry Carter, a name which he changed on his removal to the United States, adopting that by which he was more generally known and under which he did business, by sanction of the legislature of New York. The name "Frank Leslie" had been employed by him as a pseudonym when, as a boy, he first practiced wood-engraving, and afterwards when he was attached to the engraving department of the London Illustrated News. Mr. Leslie emigrated to America in 1848, and was engaged by Gleason and Billion, who were the first to found an illustrated newspaper in this country. Their paper was published in Boston. where Mr. Leslie remained until 1853, when he removed to New York to join the staff of Mr. P. T. Bar num, who, in company with Moses V. Beach, at that time started the Illustrated _Yews of that city. During the first years of his newspaper experience in America, Mr. Leslie introduced an important improvement in printing from blocks through the system of overlaying," as it is termed, a process which effectually brings out the best qualities of an impression, and which is now generally adopted wherever illustrations are printed.
In 1854 Mr. Leslie commenced the publication of the Gazere of Fashion, which proved to be the foundation of one of the largest publishing houses in the world; issuing at one time seventeen different periodical publications, all illustrated, many of which obtained world-wide celebrity. Mr. Leslie may be said to have created the modern idea of illus trated journalism, by first giving pictorial representations of important occurrences and eveuts, with a just perception of the value of rapidity as well as accuracy of execution in their delineation. The list of his publications included Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, The Chimney Corner, The Lady's _Magazine, The Popular 3Ionthly, The Sunday Magazine, etc. •