David H. Stam's Anthologies of the Reading Experience
1854-56 British Patagonian Mission Society Expedition to Southern Atlantic (Captain William Park Snow aboard Allen Gardiner)
The South American Mission Society was founded in 1844 as the Patagonian Missionary Society and most recently merged with the Church Mission Society in 2010. It promotes both Christianity (Anglican) and literacy in Latin American and South American indigenous communities. Judging by his pedantic prose Snow must have been a pious but tedious sea captain.