Russian. Née Tolstaya. Daughter of Fëdor Ivanovich Tolstoy, the second cousin (once removed) of Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Leo Tolstoy). Married Vasilij Stepanovich Perfil’ev. Informally known as Polen’ka; signed herself Pauline Perfilieff.
Sources: Letter from P. F. Perfil’eva, 22 February 1874Tolstaya 2010, p. 56 n. 243. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)