Anne C. L. Botta
1820 – 1891 A.D.
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta, an American author. She began her literary career in Providence, R.I., and removing to New York, married Prof. Vincenzo Botta in 1855.
From the time of her marriage to her death, her house was a favorite centre of literary and art circles.
Her publications include a collection of poems, many essays, reviews and criticisms, and a Handbook of Universal Literature which has been widely used as a textbook.
Mrs. Botta was a sculptor of much merit, was influential in promoting the establishment of Barnard College, and founded the prize awarded for the best essay on The Condition of Women.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.