The Andalusia Journal

Andalusia’s Darkest Day – Summer 1923

July 19, 2023

“Andalusia’s darkest day,” reads the entry in Letitia Glenn Biddle’s garden journal for July 11, 1923. Written in her distinctive scrawl, squeezed between two other lines, as if added at…

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Centennial Wedding Year: Charles J. & Katharine L. Biddle

February 7, 2023

The Washington, DC weather forecast for February 10, 1923, called for possible rain or snow with a high temperature of 44 degrees and a low of freezing. This was important…

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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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