Official Bamoun Palace Collection [c 1912-1975]

Digital images of records created and accumulated since the late nineteenth and early twentieth century under the direction of Sultan Ibrahim Njoya (r. 1889-1933), Sultan Seidou Njimolouh (r. 1933-1992), and the current Sultan Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya (r. 1992-present). The records consist of official Bamum Palace Records, Bamum histories and customs, lexicons, writings on Islam and Muslim prayers, communal savings records, correspondence concerning Nji Musa’s exile in western Cameroon, medicinal formulas, and notes on trade. The material predominantly dates from c 1912-1953, with a small subset of material dating from 1954-1975.
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  • Some old styles of writing

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/137
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 18.2cm x 15.6cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Rii Nyi Mfù Men, Akauku Nyiet, and Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: The blue ball point pen notes on this manuscript were probably added by DayouEmmanuel in the early 1980s ...
  • Manuscript of NJOYA Mohalim Nouredine Mohamed Ben El-Hadj Sin of Manka...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/153
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 25.8cm x 16.1cm; Dates 1971; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script; Condition: Very good, with tearing and staining in the upper right hand corner; Comments: The document is decorated and multicolored. Apart from the va ...