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Papers of Dr. Edward Rigby

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Comprises letters and diary of Dr. Edward Rigby.

Dates

  • 1789-1805

Extent

0.16 linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. c. 115, fols. 1-2].
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Dep. c. 115, e. 43

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7921

Abstract

Papers of Dr. Edward Rigby, physician.

Biographical / Historical

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, 1783-1784, alderman of Norwich, 1802, the city's sheriff, 1803, and mayor of Norwich in 1805. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Mrs Arthur (Nesta) Webster, 1952.
Title
Papers of Dr. Edward Rigby
Status
Published
Author
Collection Level Description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2021 by Catherine McIlwaine
Date
2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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