22 February 1737
Ann Ford (later AT) was born near the Temple
, an only child.
22 January 1761
Ann Ford (later AT) issued the first of her two published texts from this year: A Letter from Miss F—d, Addressed to a Person of Distinction
], a defence of her conduct which was read, too, as scandalous gossip.
By March 1778
AT published with her name Sketches of the Lives and Writings of the Ladies of France
, a biographical dictionary whose title includes the boast that it is "Addressed to Mrs Elizabeth Carter
By November 1781
AT completed the publication, this time by subscription, of another version or a continuation of her biographical dictionary Sketches of the Lives and Writings of the Ladies of France
, now in three volumes of which the first is dated 1780.
Spring or later, 1800
The last of AT's published works (again by subscription) was a heavily autobiographical novel or secret history, The School for Fashion
20 January 1824
AT died at eighty-six, after more than thirty years of widowhood.