Original 1828 McMahon Map at National Archives, St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 24, 2020 (National Archives – St. Kitts and Nevis) – The National Archives now has an original print of the McMahon Map. This map produced by surveyor William McMahon and published in 1828 by Edward Stanford of Charing Cross, London, is the most detailed map of St. Kitts ever produced. It shows, the mountains and numerous rivers and ghauts that score its landscape. It also shows the towns and villages of the […]

Conservation of the Original Register of Slaves 1817

The National Archives proudly announces the return of the Original Register of Slaves 1817. This volume was the first complete census of the enslaved populations of St. Kitts. It records the name, age, sex, colour, place of origin, and occupation of the individuals and groups them together under the name of the person for whom they worked. It is an invaluable resource for historical research. In 2017, the volume went on special exhibition at the […]

Online training for National Archives Staff

The members of staff at the National Archives were able to attend online a workshop organised by the Barbados National Archives on Friday 18 October. The theme was Current Preservation and Conservation Practices in Libraries and Archives. We were invited to be part of this by Barbadian conservator Ann Bancroft. Ms. Bancroft has worked on our Special Magistrate Cleghorne Journals 1835-36 and has just completed the conservation work on our Original Register of Slaves 1817. She […]

National Museum’s New Exhibition to Focus On Trade and Banking

(St. Christopher National Trust) October 23, 2018:  The history of trade and money in St. Kitts is the focus of a new exhibition at the National Museum, that opened on Tuesday October 23rd.  His Excellency the Governor General Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton – the Trust’s patron – the Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Shawn Richards and the Governor of the Central Bank Timothy Antoine were among the dignitaries who attended the brief opening ceremony held […]


Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 25, 2018 (SKNIS): The new website launched by the St. Kitts and Nevis National Archives can be seen as a launching of lasting memories and aspects of the Federation’s history utilizing technology, says Governor General, His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP. “I think it is very useful to have all this information and I think what Mrs. O’Flaherty has done through her tireless efforts will pay dividends in […]