(1902-1965) Henry Charlton Beck was an Episcopal priest and a writer. “His books are vivid recreations of the back roads, small towns, and legends that give New Jersey its special character. Father Henry Charlton Beck, who lived in New Jersey nearly all his life, was the author of numerous books on New Jersey folk life, state editor of the Camden Courier-Post, and writer for the Newark Star-Ledger. He is considered New Jersey’s first folklorist and his painstaking work has left us with a rich collection of tales.”

Books in order of publication:

Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey1935
Murder in the Newspaper Guild1937
Jersey Genesis: The Story of the Mullica River1945
The Roads of Home: Lanes and Legends of New Jersey1956
Jersey Midlands1962
More Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey1963
Tales and Towns of Northern New Jersey1964
Tales and Towns of Northern New Jersey1967
Fare to Midlands: Forgotten Towns of Central New Jersey2007