Billie Bullivant. Autograph letter signed to Beaton, from Windsor.

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It is a long time since they have seen each other. Is disappointed because Beaton is different to anyone he knows. Warns Beaton that by becoming eccentric, he may become usual and therefore dull. Advises Beaton not to think before he speaks so that he can remain natural. At Cambridge to be clever and witty is to be Victorian and to be aesthetic is archaic. Advises Beaton not to imitate those who wish to cultivate him. Cambridge is beginning to take an interest in Beaton. They wonder if he is clever and if he is immoral. As long as Beaton is moral, he will interest them until long after he has gone down. Warns Beaton against vanity.

Administrative / Biographical History

Beaton's onetime tutor.


Beaton's onetime tutor.

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