There is a new book on our dear "infamous" Harriet Ely (known as Fanny Lear in history). Translated from the French and with an introduction written by Eva and Daniel McDonald it is the autobiography of Harriet Ely Blackford. Just published it is available on Amazon.com. Title-"Fanny Lear" by Eva and Daniel McDonald.
Harriet Ely was my Great Aunt and her father Ezra Stiles Ely was my Great Great Grandfather.
There are 2 other books in publication that tell her story, The Scandalous Mrs. Blackfordby Harnett Kane and The White Night of St. Petersburg by Prince Michael of Greece.
Many thanks to Eva and Daniel McDonald for making this book available to us in the English language.