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Holograph letters from Edward Rigby to his family, and other papers, 1789-1805

Dep. c. 115
Held at the Weston Library

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The letters were written to his wife, Sarah, and two daughters from France, 3 Jul-31 Aug 1789. They describe events in Paris at this time, and touch on the French peasantry and their agricultural practices amongst other subjects. They were edited by his daughter, Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake, in 1880. See Dr Rigby's letters from France &c. in 1789, ed. by Lady Eastlake (London, 1880). Papers also contain a printed poem (fol. 58) to Edward Rigby, 1805, and a poetical epistle (fol. 60) to him as mayor of Norwich about his dissent from proposed celebrations of Trafalgar.


  • Creation: 1789-1805


63 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


Dep. c. 115

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom