YEAR 1880


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1880 Langley San Francisco City Directory
Principal Chinese Business Firms

Foreign consuls in San Francisco

1880 Federal Census compiled on June 21, 1880 in San Jose Township, Santa Clara County, California.
Name Gender Age Relationship Marital Status Job Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Barlow B. Bee Male 66 blank Married None New York England England
Mary W. Bee Female 57 Wife Married Keeping house New York New York New York
Louisa Female 21 Daughter Single At home New York New York New York
Josephine Boardwell Female 18 Servant Single Servant Schleiswig Schleiswig Schleiswig


1880 Federal Census compiled on June 12, 1880 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
Name Gender Age Relationship Marital Status Job Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Frederick A. Bee Male 55 blank Married Chinese Consul New York England Scotland
Catherine M. Bee Female 48 Wife Married Keeping house New York New Jersey New Jersey
Frank M. Male 28 Son Single Insurance Agent New York New York New York
Ah Gnu Male 16 Servant Single Servant China China China


1880 Federal Census compiled on June 7, 1880 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Name Gender Age Relationship Marital Status Job Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Albert W. Bee, Jr. Male 26 blank Single Stationer California New York Maine
Melinda P. Payson Female 54 Head of household Widowed Keeping house Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts
Anna H. Payson Female 25 Daughter Single At home Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts
Horace B. Payson Male 23 Son Single Life Insurance Clerk Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

1880 Federal Census compiled on June 9, 1880 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Name Gender Age Relationship Marital Status Job Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Everett Bee Male 22 blank Single Clerk in a store Maine Maine Massachusetts
Louisa S. Bee Female 50 blank Widowed No business Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts


1880 Federal Census compiled on June 7, 1880 in Lewis, Clark County, Wisconsin.
Name Gender Age Relationship Marital Status Job Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Ezra Tompkins Male 41 Self (head) Married Lumbering/Farm New York New York New York
Alice Tompkins Female 40 Wife Married Keeping house New York New York New York
Frederick Bee Tompkins Male 21 Son Married Farmer Wisconsin New York New York
Lillian Tompkins Female 20 Daughter-in-law Married none Wisconsin Maine Connecticut
Effie Tompkins Female 10 Daughter Single none Wisconsin New York New York
Morten Tompkins Male 1 Son Single none New York New York New York
Burt Broughton Male 18 Servant Single Chore Boy Wisconsin Ohio Connecticut
May Barto Female 20 servant Single none Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Eunice Decker Female 23 boarder Single Schoolteacher Wisconsin blank blank

Great Register 1880
Name Age Birthplace Profession Location Date
Frederick Alonzo Bee 55 New York Chinese Consul 620 Eddy Street, San Francisco September 28, 1880
Frank Maxwell Bee 27 New York Insurance Agent 620 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA August 23, 1880
Barlow Burnett Bee 65 New York Capitalist San Jose July 3, 1880


The 1880 federal census listed Louis Thors, photographer at the same address as Cornelius Koopmanschap, Chinese Immigration Agent.

Read transcript from Chinese Foreign Office

The Chinese in America by Reverend O.C. Wheeler
published 1880

The Chinese in California. Description of Chinese life in San Francisco, their habits, morals and .. by Densmore, G. B., author

F. A. Bee donated two volumes to Hamilton College's library.

My First Holiday, Dall, Caroline Wells Healey, 1822-1912

The Great West by E. V. Hayden

Colonel Bee mentioned in George Henry August Sala's 1880 visit to San Francisco

California produced very little rice in 1880.

San Francisco Chronicle January 1, 1880
Mrs. F. A. Bee was receiving visitors at her home on 620 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10855, 3 January 1880
Anniversary celebration of Chinese women and children school

Denis Kearney invited Charles Stewart Parnell to speak in San Francisco.
and
Parnell did not visit Western United States.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 10, Number 127, 17 January 1880
Reverend O.C. Wheeler delivered lecture on the Chinese question.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 10, Number 128, 19 January 1880
Controversy about how China and USA treat merchants

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10891, 8 February 1880
Consul Bee and Chinese New Year celebration

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10893, 10 February 1880
Celebration of Chinese New Year

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10894, 11 February 1880
Consul Bee had problems with police officer because of arrests for minor offenses.
Note: a muggin is a person who lacks good judgment. The San Francisco City Directory listed the following, "von Muegge John F. , policeman City Hall, r. 321 Dupont”.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10894, 11 February 1880
Second day of Chinese New Year

Elite meet with Chinese legation
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 14, 1880. p. 3 (1 page)

February 14, 1880 San Francisco News Letter
Chinese leaders met with visitors.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10905, 22 February 1880
San Francisco condemned Chinatown as a nuisance.

San Francisco condemned Chinatown as a nuisance.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 24, 1880. p. 3 (1 page) and
Page 2 has the Health Department proclamation.

Map of Chinatown

Colonel Bee wrote letter to Department of Health.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 24, 1880. p. 3 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 3, 25 February 1880
Colonel Bee alleged that white landlords did not want to pay for renovations to buildings in Chinatown.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10909, 26 February 1880
Workingmen felt threatened by Colonel Bee and others.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 4, 26 February 1880
Resolutions of Workingmen's Party

The Salt Lake herald., February 26, 1880
Summary of San Francisco events

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 12, 6 March 1880
Chinese felt threatened by Kearney and Kalloch in San Francisco, California.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 13, 8 March 1880
The military in San Francisco and protection of the public

March 10, 1880
"Chinatown declared a nuisance"

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10922, 10 March 1880
Mayor’s proclamation

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10923, 11 March 1880
Mayor Isaac Smith Kalloch

March 11, 1880
Meeting with Colonel Bee
America revisited; from the bay of New York to the gulf of Mexico, and from lake Michigan to the Pacific. By George Augustus Sala

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 17, 12 March 1880
Vice-Consul Bee commented on possibility of federal troops in San Francisco.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 28, 25 March 1880
Vice-Consul Bee inspected Chinatown.

Consul Bee discusses Tahiti’s immigration policy.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 6, 1880. p. 3 (1 page)

April 10, 1880 article
The North-China herald and Supreme Court & consular gazette

April 10, 1880 North China Herald
Reception at Chinese Consulate

Asian madman of San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 11, 1880. p. 1 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10955, 12 April 1880
James Angell confirmed as Minister to China.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10957, 14 April 1880
Colonel Bee and Chinese question

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10964, 21 April 1880
A newspaper was angry at Consul Bee.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 10967, 24 April 1880
Isaac Kalloch's son killed Charles de Young.

The Shame and scourge of San Francisco, or, An expose of the Rev. Isaac S. Kalloch across the continent, from Maine to California : The records of an evil life, from documents of undeniable authenticity.

Only Full Report of the Trial of Rev. I.S. Kalloch on Charge of Adultery: Complete History of the Affair, Doings of the Church, Kalloch's Pulpit Defence, Arrest, Arraignment, Trial and Result, with Accurate Portraits of Kalloch and the Beautiful Lady in Black and the Lecture Room of the Lechmere

April 24, 1880 Puget Sound Mail
In the penitentiary of California there are now 1564 convicts, of whom 267 are Chinese – more than one-sixth. Consul Bee claims there are only 60,000 Chinese in the State. Our total population is estimated at 900,000. The proportion of Chinese criminals in our penitentiary should therefore be one-fifteenth of the whole number, but instead of that it is one-sixth. These facts, which are of official record, are commended to the attention of Eastern journals that are more solicitous about "our trade with China" than they are for the peace and prosperity of the Pacific Coast and the ultimate welfare of the whole country.

Mariposa Gazette, Number 45, 24 April 1880
Wong Shing went to a Presbyterian church.
Read about Wong Shing.

Consul Bee commented on increasing cost of Chinese labor.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 7, 1880. p. 1 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 71, 13 May 1880
Advertisement to sell the "Bee place"

Knights of Labor May 18, 1880
F. A. Bee and lepers

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 100, 16 June 1880
Consul Bee requested the Oceanic be postponed so he could investigate Chinatown.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11020, 16 June 1880
Controversy over John M. Morton's nomination

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11021, 17 June 1880
Colonel Bee and others met with Minister Angell
Note: President Hayes sent a commission led by James Angell to China to negotiate a new treaty to allow restrictions on Chinese immigration. On November 17, 1880, the new treaty was signed at Peking.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 304, 19 June 1880
John M. Morton, son of the late Senator Oliver Morton, appointed Surveyor of Customs of the district of San Francisco.

June 19, 1880 San Francisco News Letter
Colonel Bee and others met with Minister Angell.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11024, 20 June 1880
Colonel Bee and others said farewell to Minister Angell when the ship left San Francisco for Yokohama.

July 1, 1880 Report of Chinatown Health Officer

Colonel Bee witnessed firing of Lowell gun battery.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 16, 1880. p. 1 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 11, Number 131, 21 July 1880
Colonel Bee allegedly told Chinese citizens not to pay for licenses.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11058, 24 July 1880
John M. Morton appointed Surveyor of the Port of San Francsico.

Entry in Log Book of Presbyterian Occidental Board Mission Home
August 3, 1880
Page 58
103
Choy Yoke
was brot to the Home this morning by a police officer and Lewis Lock the interpreter. Choy Yoke gives her age as 22 years. She was trying to find her way to the Home, and was arrested, taken to the city prison, and from there brot to the Home. She was badly diseased, and after being in the “Home” for one week, we appealed to Col. Bee, who kindly had her sent to the city hospital for treatment. She left on the 10th weeping and feeling badly at going. After remaining at the hospital a few days, she returned much benefitted by the treatment. It was that best for her to be married, and was taken to the home of the Chinese Consul, her friend brot there, and they were united in marriage by the Rev. Dr. Gibson of the Methodist Mission.
Thank you to Doreen Der-McLeod
Entry in Log Book of Presbyterian Occidental Board Mission Home

Chinese Mission House in 1881 San Francisco City Directory

The Chinese Mission House was operated by Dr. Loomis at the northeast corner of Stockton and Sacramento Street and the Presbyterian Occidental Board Mission Home was run by Maggie Culbertson at 933 Sacramento Street.

August, 1880 Popular Science Monthly
THE KEARNEY AGITATION IN CALIFORNIA. BY HENRY GEORGE.
NOTE: Henry George moved from San Francisco to New York in August, 1880.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11068, 3 August 1880
Board of Health wanted Chinese Consul to convince residents of Chinatown to report cases of smallpox.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11079, 14 August 1880
Death of Charles V. Stuart
At this point, Senator Oliver Morton and Charles Stuart were both dead.
Supporters of civil rights of Chinese residents on the federal and state level were both dead.
Stuart's recollections of overland trip in 1849

August 16, 1880 George F. Seward ended his term as Minister to China.
Chinese immigration in its social and economical aspects
George F. Seward was not in favor of the restriction of Chinese immigration.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11083, 18 August 1880
Smallpox and the Board of Health

Chinese-owned ship created anxiety and rumors
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 20, 1880. p. 4 (1 page)

Mrs. O P Morton was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bee at 620 Eddy Street.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 29, 1880. p. 1 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11096, 31 August 1880
Mrs. O.P. Morton visited her son, John M. Morton, Surveyor of Customs.

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11096, 31 August 1880
Colonel Bee helped Ah accuse Officer Donnelly of stealing silk handkerchiefs from Ah Tai. Officer Donnelly was dismissed from the Police Force.

October 31, 1880 Anti-Chinese riot in Denver

November 2, 1880 election results

November 17, 1880 Angell treaty
Text of treaty
Treaty allowed for regulation, but not exclusion, of immigration.

NOTE about Angell Treaty
In the above official English version of the supplementary treaty, the last sentence of the last paragraph reads: "…the ratification of which shall be exchanged at Peking within one year from the date of its execution."
The Chinese version, as recorded in the Donghua Record of the Guangxu Reign, reads:"…the ratification of which shall be exchanged after being approved by His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of China and The President of the United States of America."

Daily Alta California, Volume 32, Number 11187, 30 November 1880
Consul Bee investigated Denver riot.

Read Consul Bee's report of the riots in Denver from "Notes from the Chinese Legation in the United States to the Department of State".
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Colonel Bee returned from Denver, Colorado.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 6, 1880. p. 3 (1 page)

December 8, 1880
Report of F. A. Bee
from United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the forty-seventh Congress, 1880-'81

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 12, Number 106, 23 December 1880
14 Chinese lepers sent home.



1880 census of San Francisco, California
Maggie Culbertson operated the Presbyterian Occidental Board Mission House.

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