In 1988 I wrote to the Royal Academy of Music in London to ask if they had any records of Bessie Taylor:
Unfortunately, we have not been able to gather much information on Bessie Taylor. Our records show that Bessie Taylor was admitted to the Academy on November 1st, 1900. She was recommended by a Miss Mary Jay. Her address is shown as 16 Clifton Road, Crouch End N1 and her principal study is listed as singing. Her date and place of birth are given as 10.9.81, Hornsey.