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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  • History of NSANGOU KUO and King NSANGOU, and also the war against the Mbam...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/136
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 22.5cm x 12cm; Dates ca. 1906-1912; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; Comments: ...
  • 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 ...
  • Letter to Mama Pafumjati from Njankuo with news and greetings

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/138
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 22cm x 21cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic digits; Condition: Fair (torn); Comments: ...
  • Letter to Mama (Pafumjati?) from Issiaka with greetings and news

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/139
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16.2cm x 16cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic digits; Condition: Fair (torn); Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromth ...
  • Letter to Pafumjati from Njori with news

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/140
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 17cm x 10cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Fair (torn); Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe Palace collection. ...
  • Letter to Pafumjati from Issiaka with request for correspondence and...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/141
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 17cm x 10cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic numerals; Condition: Fair; written on some French colonial literature; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in th ...
  • Letter to Pafumjati from King Seidou Njimoluh’s representative regarding advice

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/142
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 17cm x 9cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic numerals; Condition: Fair (torn); Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe ...
  • Letter to Mama (Pafumjati) from Chuaibu, of Mamfe District, regarding trade...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/143
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 17cm x 10.4cm; Dates 18 December 1940; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and roman script (for English); Condition: Good; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm th ...
  • Njangui records, with names of individuals and financial information

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/144
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 13cm x 8cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Fair (torn); Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe Palace collection. ...
  • Letter to Pafumjati from Prince Musa regarding the letter received and other...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/145
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16cm x 12cm; Dates 1 February 1939; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Fair; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe Palace collection ...
  • Notes on the prevailing method for reading the Qur'an along with the...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/146
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16cm x 10cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script; Condition: Fair; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe Palace ...
  • Instructions on the creation of protective amulets from the Qur'an and...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/147
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 24.5cm x 16.5cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic numerals; Condition: Fair; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe P ...
  • Letter to Pafumjati from Idrissa Nsangou regarding medicine

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/148
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20cm x 16cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic numerals; Condition: Fair; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe Palac ...
  • Letter to Pafumjati from Ibrahima Taagu regarding a request through Mbetnji

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/149
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 22cm x 17cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic; Condition: Fair; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe Palace collect ...
  • Letter calling the royal guards

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/13/150
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16.9cm x 11.3cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Good; Comments: The Bamoun Script and Archive Project team will re-evaluate this document in the future to confirm that it is fromthe Palace collection. ...