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Henry Iddings Family Collection

Identifier: Ms-2013-021

Scope and Content

This collection consists of personal papers from the Henry Iddings family of Floyd County, Virginia. Papers include tax tickets and receipts, land grants, deed, estate settlement papers, correspondence, promissory notes, and other ephemera. Materials date from approximately 1810-1900. Prior to 1830, the current Floyd County was part of Montgomery County. Some early documents may refer to Montgomery County. Also included is a family produced genealogy of the descendants of Henry Iddings and his wife, Abigail Richardson.


  • 1810 - 1900


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

The Iddings family immigrated to America from Radnorshire, Wales ,and first settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania. James Iddings is the first Iddings found in a record for the area now known as Floyd County. Henry Iddings was likely James Iddings nephew.

Henry Iddings was born in Pennsylvania in 1762. In 1789, he married Abigail Richardson. They had eleven children between 1790 and 1817. Iddings died in Virginia in 1854. More information about Iddings and his descendants is available in the collection.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)


This collection includes 19th century personal papers (correspondence, legal document, land-related materials, and tax receipts) from the Henry Iddings Family of Floyd County, Virginia.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by material type.

Source of Acquisition

The Henry Iddings Family Collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives in February 2013.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henry Iddings Family Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry Iddings Collection was completed in March 2013.

Henry Iddings Family Collection, 1810-1900
Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
2013 (CC0 1.0)
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US