Early life

Four generationsThis photograph, taken in Torquay in 1896, shows Bessie, aged 15, with her mother (Mary Julia Taylor, nee Ransom), great grandmother (Mary Susan Curtis, nee Clamp), and grandmother (Juliann Maria Ransom, nee Curtis).

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On November 1st, 1900, Bessie was admitted to the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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