The Charlotte County Archives, located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada began in 1975 when a group of volunteers known as the “Friends of the Charlotte County Historical Society” was formed to preserve and organize historical documents relating to Charlotte County. Since 1982 the permanent home of the Archives has been at 123 Frederick Street in the old Charlotte County Gaol, a Provincial Heritage Site.  The Charlotte County Archives is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers and supported by its membership and by donations. 


      April - May - June 1:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
               July - August 10:00 - 4:00 Monday - Saturday
  September - October 1:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
            November - March open by appointment


Tours for the Gaol, Archives, and Courthouse: $2 per adult. Children free.

Please consider becoming a member of the Charlotte County Archives for $25/year (single) or $35 (family). You will receive a tax receipt for memberships and will have free access to the facilities and tours as well as regular communications about the Archives.

Dear Charlotte County Archives Members,


Please join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Charlotte County Courthouse on Thursday, March 28 for our Annual General Meeting. Hear from our Chair, Franklin Cardy, about all the exciting recent developments at the Archives. Help us honour long-serving Archivist Janice Fairney, who is retiring this spring, and hear from guest speaker Dr. James Murray.


 James Murray was raised in Salisbury, New Brunswick.  After receiving a BA (Hon) in Political Science and an MA in Classics from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, he completed a PhD in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He returned to UNB to take a position in the Department of Classics and Ancient History and served as Chair of his department for a decade, before being appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 2005. Following his retirement in 2016 the University awarded him the honorary rank of Professor Emeritus of Classics and Ancient History, and he continues to lead tours to Greece as part of the UNB Travel Study Program. James and his wife Sharon moved to St. Andrews in 2015, where he became interested in all things Baptist in Charlotte County. It is this area of study that Dr. Murray will shed light on in his talk at the AGM. The title of his talk is “The Early Baptists of Bayside.”

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From the Gallery

One of the most interesting collections at the Archives is the Photograph Collection. Who doesn't love looking at old photos? The Archives has over 20,000 images in its collection! We have a small group of dedicated volunteers working their way through the collection to scan and add them to our List of Photographs by Photograph Number. If you're interested in our photos...why not drop in and have a look? Visit our Gallery to purchase scanned images of any of the photographs from our web site, and we also sell copies of most of the photos in our entire collection at the Archives.

Can you help us? 
We need information for this picture

                   Our Collection

Staff at Algonquin Hotel, 1896. Most of the staff came to work at the hotel from New England. But there were also local workers (see Caddy Norris second row, seated second from right). We would like to have others identified who were from this area ???


P135.002-  First Algonquin Hotel in 1905 (William Notman Photograph)  Hotel Built 1889, destroyed by fire 1914.