George Agnew Chamberlain, was born to a missionary family in Brazil . George Agnew Chamberlain authored some 36 books in a career lasting from the 1910s through the 1950s, of which a handful were turned into movies. He was born in Brazil in 1879 to a missionary couple who came from Cumberland County, NJ. He was brought back to the state for his education, which included attending the renowned Lawrenceville Preparatory School and Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1901 with majors in English Literature and Romance Languages. Chamberlain was appointed deputy American consul in Rio de Janeiro in 1904. Later in the decade, he toured the world at some length before returning to New Jersey, where he took up residence in Salem County, in the southwest corner of the state.