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.
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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).
Agriculture | France
Rigby | Edward | 1747-1821 | physician
France | Description and travel
Paris (France) | Description and travel
Turin (Italy) | Description and travel