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Collection Level Description: Papers of Dr. Edward Rigby

Reference: Dep. c. 115, e. 43
Title: Papers of Dr. Edward Rigby
Dates of Creation: 1789-1805
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Dr. Edward Rigby

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Dr. Edward Rigby (1747-1821) was a physician. Rigby's daughter, Lady Eastlake, describes him as a 'practical and enthusiastic farmer' who wrote on agriculture, and translated the works of others on the subject. He also held several offices in Norwich; he was a member of the corporation of guardians, 1783-4, alderman of Norwich, 1802, the city's sheriff, 1803, and mayor of Norwich in 1805. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in the Library in 1952.

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Publication Note

The letters were edited by Edward Rigby's daughter, Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake, in 1880. See Dr Rigby's letters from France &c. in 1789, ed. by Lady Eastlake (London: 1800).

Access Points

Agriculture | France

French Revolution

Rigby | Edward | 1747-1821 | physician

France | Description and travel

Paris (France) | Description and travel

Turin (Italy) | Description and travel

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