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1884Langley San Francisco Directory

Vice-Consul Bee mentioned in Historical Sketches of the Missions Under the Care of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12321, 8 January 1884
Examination of Ah You
Ah You case number 2667
Ah You was eventually allowed to remain in the USA.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12323, 10 January 1884
Arrival of Chinese on steamship

Sawyer decision regarding hydraulic mining
and
Agriculture versus mining

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 124, 17 January 1884
Consul Bee worked with Post Office to deliver 20,000 unstamped letters before the letters are returned to sender.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12330, 17 January 1884
Vice-Consul Bee and Restriction Act
Lee Kin Sai case number 2917

Consul Bee testified about custom certificates.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 19, 1884. p. 4 (1 page)

Consul continued testimony about custom certificates.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 22, 1884. p. 8 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12333, 22 January 1884
Colonel Bee testified about consular certificates

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 128, 22 January 1884
Colonel Bee testified about consular certificates.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12336, 25 January 1884
Perjury and certificates
Gee Ah Toy case number 2742

January 26, 1884 Japan Daily Mail
Colonel Bee's role at the consulate

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 134, 29 January 1884
Korean ordnance shown to Colonel Bee at Mare Island

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12344, 2 February 1884
Inspection of the steamer Peking

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12347, 5 February 1884
Colonel Bee asserted he had authority to issue certificates.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12360, 18 February 1884
Party given by Colonel Bee and wife at Chinese restaurant

Tea Banquet given by Mr. and Mrs. Bee

Colonel Bee conducted a tour through Chinatown.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 4, 1884. p. 2 (1 page)

March 7, 1884 Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States
Cheng Tsao Ju - representation against action of the deputy collector in San Francisco

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12382, 11 March 1884
Cigar manufacturers and Chinese labor

Mrs. Bee was supposedly ill at her residence.
Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 11, 1884. p. 2 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 19, Number 17, 12 March 1884
Frederick Bee said Chinese citizens raised $45,000 for relief of victims of floods in China.

Consul Bee attended the Opera.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Mar 14, 1884. p. 3 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12385, 14 March 1884
Madame Patti performed at Opera House.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12393, 22 March 1884
Mrs. Frederick Bee was s supposedly extremely ill.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12394, 23 March 1884
John Coffey committed suicide at Barlow Bee's residence in San Jose, California.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12395, 24 March 1884
Mrs. M. L. Crowell went to visit Mrs. Barlow Bee (wife of Frederick Bee's brother).
John Coffey and Mrs. Bee are mentioned separately.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 19, Number 27, 24 March 1884
19-year-old male, John Coffey, committed suicide at Barlow Bee's residence in San Jose, California.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 21, Number 36, 29 March 1884
John Coffey had consumption (tuberculosis).

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12402, 31 March 1884
Mrs. Bee was improving.

Mrs. Bee had typhoid fever.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 1, 1884. p. 2 (1 page)
Note: Leland Stanford, Jr. became sick with typhoid fever while he was visiting Europe. He died on March 13, 1884. Stanford University is named in his honor. Leland Stanford died at the age of 15. Mrs. Bee was 54-years-old in 1884.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 19, Number 35, 2 April 1884
Anti-Chinese law in effect in Victoria, British Columbia
Draft letter to Chinese Ambassador to England
Draft letter to Chinese Consul-General
Letter from Consul-General Huang Junquan in San Francisco
July 22, 1884
Constitution of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Victoria, British Columbia
Establishment of Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
Chinese quarter, Victoria British Columbia, 1886

Consul Bee and property assessment in Chinatown.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 11, 1884. p. 2 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12414, 12 April 1884
Mortuary report

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12423, 21 April 1884
Everett Newton Bee attended event at the Lawn Tennis Club.

Thomas Stevens started his round-the-world trip by bicycle on April 22, 1884 from San Francisco.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12430, 28 April 1884
Mrs. Frederick Bee was convalescing.

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 27, Number 18, 3 May 1884
Contra Costa agricultural report

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12435, 3 May 1884
The Last Rite [funeral of Benjamin S. Brooks, land lawyer]

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 51, Number 65, 7 May 1884
Wong Sue of Portland, Oregon died on the steamer, State of California, on Sunday, May 4, 1884. This steamer arrived on Tuesday, May 6, 1884 in San Francisco.
and
1884 San Francisco Municipal Report
and
Outgoing passengers on the State of California from Portland, Oregon

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12441, 9 May 1884
Short piece of fiction that mentions Consul Bee

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 51, Number 79, 23 May 1884
Colonel Bee placed Chinese girl in Presbyterian Occidental Board Mission Home after judge gave custody to Colonel Bee.
Case number 2951
The story of Ah Oie
Thank you to the San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA
Entry in Log Book of Presbyterian Occidental Board Mission Home
Thank you to Doreen Dor-McLeod
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.

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12461, 29 May 1884
Consul Bee accused of issuing fraudulent certificates.

June 13, 1884, Read about White Ah Sing aka Annie Browning, a white girl brought from Chinatown to the Presbyterian Occidental Board Mission Home.
The rest of the Annie Browning story
Sequeira Family courtesy of Hayward Area Historical Society

Daily Alta California, Volume 36, Number 12476, 13 June 1884
Death of F L Weeks

From: "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.
Imperial Chinese Consulate General
San Francisco June 27, 1884
Hon Wm A. Sears
Collector of the Port of San Francisco
Sir
There is on board of the "S .S. San Pablo" that arrived last Monday is a Chinese merchant en route to his home in Cuba. On Tuesday last while on board I called the attention of Mr. Ciprio to the passenger, informing him that he had a passport issued by the Consul at Havana and also a through ticket to Havana and requested that he be permitted to continue his journey. Having both a passport and through ticket if the Customs leads an examination it will be found that he is appointed by number of his passport as having made his exit here en route to China. See subdivision e of the circular of Jan, 23, 83. Will you please inform us why he is detained. I have the honor to be your Obd Servant F. A. Bee Chinese Consul
Referred to the Surveyor for report in the care, Wm H Sears, Collector
Referred to Inspector Ciprio
NOTE: The June 24, 1884 Sacramento Daily Union reported 150 Chinese passengers on the steamer, City of Rio de Janeiro, arrived in San Francisco.

Report of the Royal Commission on Chinese Immigration
Enquiry at San Francisco
July 28, 1884
Bee gave the other side of the Chinese question

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 28, Number 1, 5 July 1884
Alhambra Valley and Martinez, CA

July 5, 1884
Supplementary Act relative to Chinese Exclusion
This book discusses guidelines for certificates.

July 12, 1884 Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, Pages 109 -112
Problems with landing Chinese at San Francisco

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12543, 16 August 1884
Consul Bee fought in court to land Chinese.

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12545, 18 August 1884
Col. and Mrs. Bee at reception

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12552, 25 August 1884
Mrs. F A Bee, Mrs. Crowell and Mrs. S.L. Bee mentioned in gossip column.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 51, Number 166, 3 September 1884
Pardon of Law Sooey

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 28, Number 12, 20 September 1884
Contra Costa County

Consul Bee denied he was behind the formation of a new private, police force to patrol Chinatown.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Sep 4, 1884. p. 3 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12582, 24 September 1884
Judge Field's decision
Bench and bar in California : history, anecdotes, reminiscences (1888)

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12585, 27 September 1884
Interpretation of the Restriction Act

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12586, 28 September 1884
Look Tin Sing and citizenship of Chinese boy
See case number 3132

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12588, 30 September 1884
Three decisions on Restriction Act

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 52, Number 35, 4 October 1884
City of Peking and Judge Field's decision

Evening Bulletin, San Francisco, October 11, 1884
Courtesy of the California Historical Society
F.A. Bee and City of Peking court case

Consul Bee and denial of a 7-year-old Chinese girl to be admitted to public school.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 21, 1884. p. 8 (1 page)
San Francisco Chronicle article

October 22, 1884 San Francisco Evening Bulletin
F.A. Bee's letter and Superintendant Moulder's response

Consul Bee sent a letter to the Board of Education with regards the admission of a 7-year-old Chinese girl.
San Francisco Chroniclee (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 22, 1884. p. 3 (1 page)
San Francisco Chronicle article

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12610, 22 October 1884
Chinese and public education
Learn more about Mamie Tapes
Tape vs. Hurley

Trial of 3 Chinese laborers and the legitimacy of their certificates
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 26, 1884. p. 1 (1 page)

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12615, 27 October 1884
Mr. Bee attended party without his wife. The party was celebrated on Monday, October 20, 1884.
Frank Reynolds

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12617, 29 October 1884
Did Colonel Bee have authority to issue certificates to Chinese laborers?

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12617, 29 October 1884
Chow Yit taken in by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12635, 16 November 1884
James J. Groom, deputy coroner

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12657, 8 December 1884
Mr. Bee , without wife, attended party organized by the the Crocker family. Mr. Bee did not attend children's party orgaznized for his niece, Kate Crowell.

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12668, 19 December 1884
Consul Bee awaited a clarification of immigration rules.

Daily Alta California, Volume 37, Number 12677, 28 December 1884
Heroes of Early California

1884 Presidental Campaign
The Chinese Question

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