YEAR 1879


RETURN TO 1870 to 1879


Charles V. Stuart's home in Glen Ellen, California

1879 San Francisco City Directory listed Frederick Bee as the consul to China.
Principal Chinese Business Firms
Cornelius Koopmanschap, Chinese Immigration Agent
Consuls

The causes of the general depression in labor and business, etc. Investigation by a select committee of the House of Representatives

1879 Social Directory included Frederick Bee.

The Labor agitators, or, The battle for bread Alternative Title: [history of the Workingman's Party]

Livermore Herald, Volume 4, Number 23, 1 January 1879
Fred A. Bee listed in advertisement for anti-Agrarian and anti-Communist newspaper.

January 4, 1879 The Graphic

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10499, 10 January 1879
Union Hall Meeting about Chinese and Irish

Daily Alta California, Volume 30, Number 10142, 16 January 1878
F. A. Bee informed public that Joseph Kennedy works without payment for the Chinese Six Companies.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 7, Number 283, 25 January 1879
Consul Bee received visitors.

Informal poll taken about Chinese
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jan 30, 1879. p. 2 (1 page)

February 1, 1879 speech of Charles V. Stuart at California Constitutional Convention
History of California (1885) page 622 has description of Charles V. Stuart.

Colonel Bee testified about legal bills not paid by two Chinese to an attorney.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 2, 1879. p. 8 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 7, Number 290, 5 February 1879
California Constitutional Convention

Senator Hamlin's views on Chinese immigration
mentions speech by Charles V. Stuart
Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin

The Chinese question : speech of John P. Jones, of Nevada, in the Senate of the United States, February 14, 1879.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 11, Number 69, 19 February 1879
California Constitutional Convention complained about C. V. Stuart's speech.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 7, Number 362, 19 February 1879
Military Strength of China

February 22, 1879 San Francisco News Letter
Presidents of the Six Companies' editorial denied they imported contract laborers.

Santa Barbara Weekly Press, Volume X, Number 33, 22 February 1879
Fred Bee commented on bill to limit Chinese immigration.
Text of bill

New-York tribune., February 24, 1879, Page 5
Consul Bee corrected Senator Sargent about property taxes paid by Chinese citizens.

February 28, 1879
Letter from Wong Ar Chong to William Lloyd Garrison

Colonel Bee's views on anti-Chinese demonstration
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Feb 28, 1879. p. 2 (1 page))

March 5, 1879 Chinese Question, An Address by Henry Ward Beecher

March 8, 1879 San Francisco News Letter
One article about the proposed Constitution and a sentence about Colonel Bee in the right-hand column

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 19, 24 March 1879
Chinese Lecture Swindle

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 19, 24 March 1879
City of Peking landed with Edward Bertan.

March 25, 1879
Frederick Bee complained to the Customs Service about the treatment of passengers of the City of Peking.
The passengers were kept on the dock without food for a long period of time.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 34, 10 April 1879
John M. Morton appointed Consul to Hawaii.
This position was quite different from the job on St. Paul Island in Alaska.

April 11, 1879 marriage of Charles Jamison to Ah Quy

April 16, 1879
F.A. Bee wrote a thank you note to E. L.Shannon. 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, San Bruno, California.

Accusation that Chinese were being asked to pay $2 to a fund to defeat the new Constitution.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Apr 22, 1879. p. 3 (1 page))

May 7, 1879
Ratification of California Constitution, especially Article XIX.
All four sections of article XIX sought to deter the presence of Chinese people in California.

May 12, 1879
Standing Bear v. Crook
For the first time, Native Americans were considered human beings under the law.

Los Angeles Herald, Volume 11, Number 142, 16 May 1879
Colonel Otis' mission to St. Paul Island
Harrison Gray Otis became the owner of the Los Angeles Times.It is interesting to note that John M. Morton had worked on St. Paul Island in 1877 and 1878. Both Morton and Otis received federal government jobs to work on St. Paul Island.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 69, 26 May 1879
Workingmen's celebration

Sacramento Daily Union > 30 May 1879
Death of Henry Rust Mighels

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10641, 1 June 1879
Chinese Mission School Festival

Colonel Bee sent 17 lepers back to China.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 3, 1879. p. 3 (1 page)

June 13, 1879
From The "Memoirs" of Thomas Donaldson
[Friday] June 13, 1879.,General Hawley told me this morning about the talk he had with D. W. Bartlett, Secretary of the Chinese Embassy. Bartlett said that the smallest matter of enquiry at the State Department was delayed for weeks; that the method of conducting the Department was a crying evil, and that all the foreign legations were loud in their complaints, especially Sir Edward Thornton. It was all promise and no performance.

June 19, 1879 Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, Pages 237-241
F. A. Bee crossed out negative comments about Mr. Higby, Internal Revenue Collector.

Treatment of Chinese manufacturers
Notes from the Chinese Legation in the United States to the Department of State

Recent influx of Chinese
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jun 30, 1879. p. 3 (1 page)
Note: By 1878 Congress decided to act and passed legislation excluding the Chinese, but this was vetoed by President Hayes. Hayes vetoed the bill on March 1, 1878, and was bitterly denounced west of the Rocky Mountains.

People are suspicious of Colonel Bee saying that Chinese would be moving to Hawaii.
San Francisco Chronicle (1869-Current File). San Francisco, Calif.: Jul 6, 1879. p. 4 (1 page)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 105, 9 July 1879
Decision on Queue Ordinance
Ho Ah Kow vs. Nunan

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10678, 9 July 1879
Jeannette left for Arctic research.
Jeannette and climate change

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10703, 3 August 1879
General Grant arrrived in China on June 3, 1879.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 126, 5 August 1879
Rumor that Colonel Bee will support Mr. Glenn for Governor.
Note: Mr. Glenn was shot and killed by Hurum Miller on the Jacinto ranch on February 17, 1883.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 143, 25 August 1879
Charles de Young shot Reverend Kalloch.

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10725, 26 August 1879
Colonel Bee accused officer of stealing from Chinese resident.

September 3, 1879 election results

Kearney-Kalloch Epoch

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10739, 8 September 1879
Candidates and some results in 1879 election

September 10, 1879
Chinese Immigration, By Samuel Wells Williams

Pacific Rural Press, Volume 18, Number 11, 13 September 1879
The Grange Meeting at Martinez

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10756, 25 September 1879
F A Bee and Chinese met with former President Grant.
President Grant's trip - starting page 628
Li Hung-chang planted trees in 1896 per Mrs. Grant's autobiography.

How the Chinaman Goes It in San Francisco: From The Wasp: v. 4, Aug.1879- July 1880

NY Times 9/25/1879
Note: last paragraph Dennis Kearny was not allowed to visit General Grant.

F A Bee and Chinese met with former President Grant
New York Times (1857-1922). Sep 26, 1879. p. 1 (1 page)

President Grant's papers
Visit with Frederick Bee

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10762, 1 October 1879
Party for Chen Shu Tang- Consul General

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 175, 1 October 1879
51st birthday party for Chen Shu-Tang

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 8, Number 180, 7 October 1879
Legislative and Municipal officers chosen in San Francisco

October 8, 1879 St. Lawrence Republican, column 9
Consul Bee at reception for General Grant
Black Point

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10770, 9 October 1879
Mr. and Mrs. Fred A Bee were guests at reception for General Grant.

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10770, 9 October 1879
Warning about undersea telegraph cable
This warning is interesting because it combined two of F A Bee's business interests - shipping and telegraphs.

December, 1879 Missions to Chinese in California

Governor Irwin's message to President and each member of Congress

"An Act to ascertain and express the will of the people of the State of California on the subject of Chinese immigration" passed on December 21, 1877.

Daily Alta California, Volume 31, Number 10835, 13 December 1879
Chan Pak Kwai, lecturer

December 26, 1879 - The Pro-Chinese Minority of California
To the American People, President and Congress.
Chinese immigration. Alternative Title: Speech of Hon. A.A. Sargent, of California, in the Senate of the United States, March 7, 1878.
California Wages - Daily Alta California November 20, 1879
The Argonaut - December 6, 1879
January 28, 1879 - Albert Willis read report of Committee of Education and Labor Committee.

At the Play

Detail of "At the Play" with F. A. Bee in the middle

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