The Andalusia Journal

Down on the Farm: A Summer of Produce from Andalusia in 1870

September 2, 2021

In 1870, five years after the Union victory in the American Civil War, the City of Philadelphia was a hustling, bustling metropolis of approximately 675,000 people, and growing in both…

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The Farmers’ Club at Andalusia

July 3, 2021

The Farmers' club was an auxiliary to the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture (PSPA), one of the first agriculture societies in the United States, but all members of the Farmers…

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A History of the Green Walk

May 4, 2021

The musings of James Biddle (1929-2005) were included in the Friends of Andalusia newsletter, The Column, in the Fall 2004 edition. With the recent changes to Andalusia's gardens by designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd,…

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Kitty’s Diary

August 12, 2020

What does a young lady do during the summer at Andalusia in the late 19th century? During the month of August in 1886, 14 year old Katharine Craig Biddle, affectionately known as Kitty,…

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John and Margaret Craig’s Country House

March 31, 2020

Family legend relates that Margaret Craig sketched a design on paper for the house that would become known as Andalusia. Unfortunately, Andalusia’s archives do not contain that sketch.

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Aftermath: Aaron Burr & Charles Biddle Following the Burr-Hamilton Duel

July 11, 2019

Shortly after sunrise on July 11, 1804, two parties of men rowed across the Hudson River from New York City to an isolated spot under the Palisades of New Jersey…

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