The appearance of a rival translation (by some Ladies, unidentified, who had turned their polite accomplishments into earning skills as a result of falling into comparative poverty from ease and opulence) pre-empted publication...
Helen Maria Williams
Her remarkable though unsuccessful financial investment in the works of von Humboldt has been discussed by Nigel Leask
in Women, Writing and the Public Sphere, 1700-1830, edited by Elizabeth Eger
, Charlotte Grant