Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 27.6cm x 21cm; Dates ca. 1900; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: The script variant employed here, which is among the earliest known among the Bamum, along with the expensive parchment paper used, confirm that this is one of the earliest extant specimens of Bamum writing. In this example Nji Mama’s handwriting is still somewhat irregular.View images from this file (3)
Letter from King NJOYA to Nji MAMA regarding the willingness of Nji Mama to see the King [c 1900-1906]
Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 27.8cm x 16.5cm; Dates ca. 1900-1906; Script: Combination of the first (Lewa) and second (Bima) Bamum script variants; Condition: Fair (rips); Comments: This item is among the earliest extant letters of King Njoya and...
Envelope addressed to Nji MAMA, Njintüt, from GBETNKOM Jacob, in Douala; Nji Mama addshis notes in Bamum script [14 Sep 1931]
Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 14.7cm x 11.7cm; Dates 14 September 1931; Script: Original in roman script with Nji Mama’s notes in Akauku Mfemfe added later; also, someslight writing in the Arabic script in Hausa ink; Condition: Good; Comments: Includes...
Telegram from Sultan Seidou to Nji MAMA, in Foumbot, instructing him to come to Foumbanimmediately with Njapdunké; notes in Bamum script added by Nji Mama regarding names ofdeceased people [c 1933-1956]
Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20.8cm x 17.3cm; Dates ca. 1933-1956; Script: Original in roman script (French language) with Nji Mama’s very careful notes in AkaukuMfemfe; Condition: Good; Comments:
Envelope addressed to Nji MAMA, in Njintüt, from MGBETNKOM, in Douala, regardingNGUTANE; Nji Mama adds his notes in Bamum script [02 May 1932]
Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 14.7cm x 11.2m; Dates 2 May 1932; Script: Roman script (French language) with notes in Akauku Mfemfe added later by Nji Mama; Condition: Good; Comments: Includes postage stamp of the International Colonial Exposition in...