She is said to have written her father a letter on his famous Compte-Rendu and other matters when she was not fifteen, and to have injured her health by excessive study and intellectual excitement.
For the archaeology: Kondakoff, Tolstoi and Reinach, Antiqui.tes de la Russie Meridionale (Paris, 1892); more fully in Antiquites de la Russie d'Herodote and Compte rendu de la commission archeologique de St-Petersbourg, passim.
Picavet, "La Mettrie et la critique allemande," in Compte rendu des seances de l'Acad.
Frech, "Die geographische Verbreitung and Entwickelung des Cambrium," Compte Rendu.
Paris, 1892) and Compte rendu and Bulletin de la Commission Imp. Archeologique de St-Petersbourg.