Njibrum Ismaila Collection [c1896-1930]

Digital images of records created and received by Njibrum Ismaila, a secretary to King Ibrahim Njoya. The records include correspondence with King Njoya, writings on King Njoya’s teachings, writings on Christianity, accounts of Bamum history, Shümom lexicon, and traditional Bamum calendars. The records have been dated c 1896-1930.
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  • Christian book for Bamum people [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/91
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Note that oil spilled on this book in the 1980s while in NFONKAO Ousmanou’s handsand this renders the pages blurry. Therefore, ...
  • Christian book for Bamum people [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/92
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Note that oil spilled on this book in the 1980s while in NFONKAO Ousmanou’s handsand this renders the pages blurry. Therefore, ...
  • Early Bamum script characters identifying name of “Nji” [early twentieth...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/93
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: script previous to Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Note that oil spilled on this book in the 1980s while in NFONKAO Ousmanou’s handsand this renders the pages ...
  • Some teachings of King Njoya [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/94
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Note that oil spilled on this book in the 1980s while in NFONKAO Ousmanou’s handsand this renders the pages blurry. Therefore, t ...
  • Lexicon in Shüpamom [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/95
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: The contents of this entry will need to be verified in the future. Note that oil spilled onthis book in the 1980s while in NFONK ...
  • Bamum calendar with schematics [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/96
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 4 (folded); Measurements: 21cm x 28cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Note that oil spilled on this book in the 1980s while in NFONKAO Ousmanou’s handsand this renders the pages blurry. The ...
  • Letter from King Njoya concerning taxes [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/97
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Includes the royal stamp of King Njoya. The contents of this letter will need to beverified in the future. Note that oil spill ...
  • Letter from King Njoya, with signature, in early script; enclosed in special...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/98
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1 (folded and enclosed in special document holder, sewn with palm raffia); Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates ca. 1902; Script: Early script variant; Condition: Good; Comments: This is an important document which deserves future examinati ...
  • Letter from King Njoya [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/99
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Includes official stamp of King Njoya. Note that oil spilled on this book in the 1980swhile in NFONKAO Ousmanou’s hands and th ...
  • Traditional Bamum bookmark [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/100
    Leaves:; Pages: Front and back images; Measurements: 6.5cm x 4cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: the designs on the bookmark might be inspired by Bamum script characters; Condition: Good; Comments. ...
  • Historical notes [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/101
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 10cm x 6cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Fair; Comments: This document has not been fully examined in order to understand its contents. Notethat oil spilled on this collection in the 198 ...
  • List of names [early twentieth century]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/102
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Further research on this document is necessary to understand its meaning. Note thatoil spilled on this collection in the 1980s ...
  • Akauku mfemfe syllabary written out with numerals, along with some names ...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/10/103
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates Early twentieth century; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Good; Comments: The order here is not in its modern form and not complete by comparative examples. ...