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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  • Second Report on the Judgment of NJORI who was tried by the MEKUMIE prior to...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/60
    Leaves: 5; Pages: 9; Measurements: 21cm x 16.5cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: The report relates that although he had been called back he objected and settled comfortably in the British territory without the problems he ...
  • Report on a Njangui

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/122
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 18cm x 12cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Written on the back of an English exercise book ...