• Tamara

    Hi. Love this. Zelia was my great great aunt. I think her husband was a fairly distinguished French archaeologist. The principle reason for their separation, I believe, was that it turned out that he was already married to somebody else. They did not divorce. The marriage was annulled. Zelia established through legal proceedings the right to have her daughter’s last name revert to Zelia’s maiden name.

  • Tamara

    She makes a brief appearance in fictionalized form in D H Lawrence’s ‘The Plumed Serpent,’ which is set in Mexico.

  • I’m honestly just waiting for my daughter to be old enough to enjoy the stories of these “Princesses” as much as I do. Keep up the GREAT work

  • Jason Porath

    Hi Tamara! I’m glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for the additional info — there’s not a ton on Zelia out there! I know she has an unfinished biography that’s only got copies located at Berkeley and Harvard. I have friends at those places trying comb through it, but it’s slow going. It’s quite dense, apparently!

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