Papers of Dr. Edward Rigby
Comprises letters and diary of Dr. Edward Rigby.
- Creation: 1789-1805
0.16 Linear metres (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. c. 115, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
Dep. c. 115, e. 43
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7921
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.
- Papers of Dr. Edward Rigby
- Collection Level Description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2021 by Catherine McIlwaine
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