YEAR 1881


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1881 Langley San Francisco City Directory

Bar Harbor Blue Book by Albert W. Bee, Jr.

Reporting from the Office in charge of Affairs of All Nations

Albert W. Bee, Jr., mentioned on this website

1881 Journal of United Labor

George Seward's report on Chinese Immigration

San Francisco Chronicle Jan 1, 1881
Mrs. F. A. Bee was visiting Major Barlow Bee in San Jose, CA.

January, 1881 The Medical and Surgical Reporter
14 lepers in San Francisco

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 12, Number 114, 1 January 1881
Census

Mrs. Bee went to visit Barlow Bee’s family in San Jose, California.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 1, 1881. p. 5 (1 page)

Las Vegas morning gazette., January 05, 1881
Colonel Bee recommended Chin Poo to open a consulate in Denver, Colorado.
Hell's Belles, Prostitution, Vice and Crime in Early Denver
The evening world., December 08, 1888,Chun Poo utilized Colorado's Divorce Law.
Chin Poo divorce records
Page 2, Castle Rock Journal, February 20, 1903, Chin Poo became interpreter in San Francisco.
The San Francisco call., May 03, 1903, Chin Poo, Secretary of Chinese Six Companies

January 21, 1881 Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, Pages 321-337
Denver riots

Daily Alta California, Volume 33, Number 11237, 20 January 1881
Morphine

January 29, 1881
King Kalakaua arrived in San Francisco and Chinese banquet.

Open house at the Chinese Consulate
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 31, 1881. p. 2 (1 page)

Open house at the Chinese Consulate
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 1, 1881. p. 4 (1 page)

February 12, 1881 San Francisco Newsletter page 15
Cartoon
Chinese New Year banquet

Mr. and Mrs. Bee attended a tea party.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 21, 1881. p. 4 (1 page)

NOTE: In March, 1881, Senator Hannibal Hamlin left the Senate.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 14, 9 March 1881
Health statistics mentioned tuberculosis in Chinatown.

March 11, 1881 New York Times Letter to the Editor

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 17, 12 March 1881
Article about F A Bee’s letter to the New York Times

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 15, Number 36, 13 March 1881
New York Times printed letter from Consul Bee.
NY Times article

Daily Alta California, Volume 33, Number 11292, 16 March 1881
General Emory Upton committed suicide at the Presidio in San Francisco.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 28, 25 March 1881
Acquittal of Kalloch

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 35, 2 April 1881
F.A. Bee and diplomats at Russian Church

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 35, 2 April 1881
Masquerade ball with partygoers dressed as Colonel and Mrs. Bee.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 47, 16 April 1881
Dennis Kearney

Colonel Bee and health problems on steamer Alaska
Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 23, 1881. p. 1 (1 page)

Anna Holden Payson was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Thomas Payson. Albert W. Bee, Jr. married Anna Holden Payson in Boston, Massachusetts on May 13, 1881. Per Jessy Wheeler from the Boston Public Library, "Payson Avenue in Dorchester was laid out sometime between 1863 and 1865. It was a private way that was built on the property of Thomas Payson, who was at the time a prominent citizen of Dorchester and a large landholder. The Payson family was one with deep roots in Dorchester having first settled there in the late 17th century. At the time that Payson Avenue was laid out, Dorchester had not yet been annexed to Boston and was thus a separate town. Payson Avenue remained a private way until 1910, when the Street Laying-Out Department of Boston modified it in order to become a public way. You can see an overhead view of the street as it is now here-Payson Avenue .
Albert Bee Jr.'s mother, Sophronia Louise (Clapp) Bee, was a member of a prominent Dorchester family.

. Colonel Bee wanted to compel City and County to care for sick Chinese.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: May 17, 1881. p. 3 (1 page)

Dennis Kearney and decline of the Workingmen's Party in May, 1881

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 75, 19 May 1881
Consul Bee and steamer Mee Foo and Chinese immigration and cotton trade

June 9, 1881
Hesperothen: notes from the West; a record of a ramble
William Howard Russell and Lady Green in San Francisco

Consul Bee toured Chinatown with Lady Green.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 13, 1881. p. 4 (1 page)

Consul Bee addressed Board of Supervisors about tax assessment of Chinatown property.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 23, 1881. p. 4 (1 page)

Mrs. Bee went to port to say goodbye to friend who has leaving for Japan.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 11, 1881. p. 4 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 13, Number 127, 19 July 1881
Death of Billy the Kid

Murderer arrested after Colonel Bee’s and a policeman’s unrelenting search.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 3, 1881. p. 4 (1 page)

Violence did not erupt in Chinatown.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Aug 8, 1881. p. 3 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 33, Number 11432, 8 August 1881
Vice-Consul mentioned in article

Daily Alta California, Volume 33, Number 11448, 24 August 1881
F L Weeks coroner

Consul Bee answered questions about death of President Garfield from residents of Chinatown.
Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 21, 1881. p. 2 (2 pages)

September 23, 1881
F.A. Bee wrote to E. L. Sullivan to recommend Chan Pak Kwai as an interpreter. I found this letter in "Non-Departmental Letters Received by the Collector, 1867-1912." Records of the Collector of Customs, Collection District of San Francisco, U.S. Custom Service. Record Group 36 at the National Archives in San Bruno, California.

Colonel Bee and Mrs. Otis Gibson reported an attempted kidnapping of Chinese woman to police.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 2, 1881. p. 8 (1 page)

October 5, 1881
Presidential proclamation of Angell Treaty

Chinese Merchants’ Exchange opened. A life-size portrait of Consul Bee was unveiled.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 20, 1881. p. 1 (1 page)
See also:Illustrations

Daily Alta California, Volume 33, Number 11548, 2 December 1881
A Visitor’s Views of the Chinese question

Daily Alta California, Volume 33, Number 11557, 11 December 1881
City Hall Commissioners

Colonel Bee reported on the number of Chinese immigrants.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Dec 24, 1881. p. 3 (1 page)

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