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The Andalusia Journal

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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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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