Johnson, Anna O'Neill
- Existence: 1884 - 1957
Anna O'Neill Johnson, American Catholic philanthropist. Johnson (circa 1884-1957) married David J. Johnson in 1911. They made their home in Boston, where she was active in local Catholic charities and interested in political issues. During the World War I era, Johnson served as the chair of a fundraiser for the Fatherless Children of France, writing to well-known people to solicit manuscripts and artwork that could be sold at a benefit auction. The auction was held at the American Art Galleries in New York on February 28, 1921. Johnson purchased the entire collection for $10,000, and donated it to the College of the Holy Cross in 1953.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Anna O'Neill Johnson papers
Collection is open for research. The Fatherless Children of France manuscripts are fragile and should be handled with extra care.