The Andalusia Journal

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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Receipts Tell Stories: Letitia Glenn Biddle

April 8, 2019

Letitia Glenn Biddle (1864-1950) came to live at Andalusia as a new bride to Charles Biddle (1857-1923) in 1888. Her love of horticulture was evident early during her life at…

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Christmas Memories from Andalusia

December 4, 2018

In 1981, James Biddle wrote an article for a magazine about Christmas at Andalusia when he was a boy. Never published, this piece captures his creative writing talent and gives…

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An Affair of Honor on the Western Frontier: The Pettis-Biddle Duel

August 29, 2018

On Friday, August 26, 1831, two men from St. Louis, Missouri, and their seconds and surgeons, met to fight a duel on St. Louis’ dueling ground, Bloody Island, in the…

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Big House Boxwood – Part One

February 5, 2017

In late 2015, the garden staff undertook an experiment to save the boxwood on the carriage entrance side of the Big House. The shrubs were extremely old, overgreen and diseased but, because of their age,…

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Walled Garden News – Ilex Hedge Renovation

March 10, 2016

The walls of the graperies, now called the Walled Garden, were constructed in 1834-1836 with greenhouses attached in which grapes were grown. By the 1890s, however, the greenhouses were no longer standing and…

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