Ann Taylor Gilbert

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ATG , her next sister and two brothers, wrote and published seventy-three books. The first and most famous title appeared in 1804-5. Most of these works were collaboratively authored in various combinations. They were mainly for children and mainly in verse: Ann and Jane Taylor are important in the history of verse for children. ATG also wrote for and edited a children's periodical, and reviewed books by adults. In later life she wrote religious exhortation, political advice, occasional poetry, and family memoirs (completed after her death).
Black and white illustration from pastel of Ann Taylor Gilbert by her son Josiah Gilbert, which he used in editing her Autobiography in 1874. She is sitting in a chair upholstered in patterned material. She is wearing a white bonnet tied in a bow under her chin, circular glasses, and a black dress. She is sitting with her head slightly inclined, with her hands together and her fingers laced.
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Milestones

30 January 1782
Ann Taylor (later ATG ) was born in Islington, London, on her father's twenty-second birthday; she was the eldest of eleven children.
Armitage, Doris Mary. The Taylors of Ongar. W. Heffer and Sons, 1939.
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1 June 1803
Darton and Harvey , replying to an enquiry about printing what became Original Poems for Infant Minds, offered the Taylorfamilya suitable return in cash or in books.
Gilbert, Ann Taylor. Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert. Gilbert, JosiahEditor , H. S. King, 1874.
1: 164
The response: Books good, but cash better.
Gilbert, Ann Taylor. Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert. Gilbert, JosiahEditor , H. S. King, 1874.
1: 165
1804-November 1805
Jane and Ann Taylor , with Adelaide O'Keeffe and others, as Several Young Persons, published their phenomenally successful collection, Original Poems for Infant Minds.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
3d ser. 6 (1805): 333
20 December 1866
ATG died at Nottingham on a Thursday morning, having taken to her bed the Monday before, and fallen into a sleep which sounds like a coma.
Gilbert, Ann Taylor. Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert. Gilbert, JosiahEditor , H. S. King, 1874.
2: 319
Armitage, Doris Mary. The Taylors of Ongar. W. Heffer and Sons, 1939.
124

Biography

Birth and Family

30 January 1782
Ann Taylor (later ATG ) was born in Islington, London, on her father's twenty-second birthday; she was the eldest of eleven children.
Armitage, Doris Mary. The Taylors of Ongar. W. Heffer and Sons, 1939.
xvi