Missions in South America From Cape Horn to Panama

Robert Young, From Cape Horn to Panama. A Narrative of Missionary Enterprise Among the Neglected Races of South America, by the South American Missionary Society, 2nd edn.This is an official record of work undertaken by the South American Missionary Society up to 1905, beginning with an account of the ministry of Captain Allen F. Gardiner [1794-1851]. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy to scan. This book is in the public domain.

Robert Young, From Cape Horn to Panama. A Narrative of Missionary Enterprise Among the Neglected Races of South America, by the South American Missionary Society, 2nd edn. London: South American Missionary Society, 1905. Hbk. pp.212. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  1. Captain Allan F. Gardiner, R.N.
  2. Hope Deferred, Not Lost
  3. A Chapter of Disasters
  4. Further Disasters
  5. The Turning of the Tide
  6. Opening of Mission Stations on the Islands
  7. The Darkness Passing Away
  8. Among the Patagonians
  9. Evangelistic Work – Chaplaincies – Seamen’s Missions
  10. Among the Indians of the Paraguayan Chaco
  11. Among the Mapuché Indians of Araucania
  12. Among the Tribes and Romanists of Brazil
  13. The Isthmus of Panama

Concluding Remarks
Appendix
Index

Prefatory Note to the First Edition

In the year 1895, the author wrote a series of articles in The Mission World under the general title of “The Land of Fire,” giving the pathetic history of the Fuegian or Patagonian Mission, begun by Captain Alien F. Gardiner. These articles, which excited a good deal of interest at the time, form the substance of the following volume. At the request of the Committee of the South American Missionary Society, the whole has been carefully· revised, extended, brought up to date, and cast into the form of a book. Any value attaching to it is due mainly to the remarkable events it records. [Continue reading]