Modern Archives of the Archives du Palais des Rois Bamoun [c1896-1975]

This sub-fonds represents the materials housed as part of the Modern Archives of the Archives du Palais des Rois Bamoun. The following collections are contained within the Modern Archives: Nji Mapon Collection, Nji Ntuoyu Collection, Nji Nghouh Hamza Collection, Nji Ngoutane Collection, Nji Musa Collection, Gibril Aliyu Collection, Nji Ngaput Collection, Nji Yacouba Nchare Collection, Nji Mbouombouo Ousmanou Mantum Collection, Njibrum Ismaila of Njintut Collection, Njoya Ibrahimou Collection, Nji Mama Nsangou Oekekou Collection, and the Palace Collection. Materials range from c 1896-1975 and concern writings on Bamum history, official records, correspondence, journals, and papers on a variety of subjects.

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  • Nji Mapon Collection [c 1900-1929]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/1
    Digital images of three manuscripts inherited by Nji Mapon, the daughter of King Njoya. The original manuscripts are dated c 1900-1929, and were produced as part of the Palace administration. ...
  • Nji Ntouoyou Collection [1910-1946]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/2
    Digital images of manuscripts inherited by Nji Ntouoyou, a daughter of King Ibrahim Njoya. The manuscripts consist of writings on Bamum history, manuals of sorcery and medicine, inventories, records of savings organizations, correspondence concerning King ...
  • Nji Hamza Collection [1929]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/3
    Digital images of a manuscript and related items inherited by Nji Hamza, an Islamic scholar and son of King Ibrahim Njoya. ...
  • Nji Ngoutane Collection [1912-1919]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/4
    Digital images of a volume inherited by Nji Ngoutane, daughter of King Nsangou and a sister to King Ibrahim Njoya. The volume is a register of judgements made by the king, dated 1912-1919. ...
  • Nji Musa Collection [1933-1956]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/5
    Digital images of records created by Nji Musa during his exile in western Cameroon. The records consist of correspondence, decrees, stories, histories, communal savings organizations, and notes on medicine and Islam, and date from 1933-1956. ...
  • Aliyu Gibril Collection [c 1920-1960]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/6
    Digital images of mauscripts, including rax records, correspondence, and writings on Bamum history and customs, proverbs, Islam, and medicinal plants, dating c 1920-1960. The documents were written and collected by Aliyu Gibril, an Islamic scholar, trader ...
  • Nji Ngaput Collection [c 1940-1965]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/7
    Digital images of mansucripts created and received by Nji Ngaput, the son of King Ibrahim Njoya, and an Isalmic scholar, trader and artist. The manuscripts include writings on Islamic teachings and traditions, Bamum history, calendars, correspondence, and ...
  • Nji Nsangou Yacouba Collection [early 20th century]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/8
    Digital images of early-varient Bamum script written on banana leaf, inherited by Nji Nchare Yacouba from his grandfather, Nji Nsangou Yacouba, who was a palace general. The writings on the leaf have been dated by the EAP051 project to the early 20th centu ...
  • Nji Mbouombouo Osmanou Mantum Collection [c 1948-1970]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/9
    Digital images of a selection of manuscripts located and collected by Nji Mbouombouo Osmanou, a caretaker of the Palais des Rois Bamoun. The manuscripts include records of monetary transactions, especially records of community savings groups, and various w ...
  • Njibrum Ismaila Collection [c1896-1930]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/10
    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 lexico ...
  • Nji Ibrahimou Njoya Collection [c 1940s-1950s]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/11
    Digital images of illustrations and plans created by Nji Ibrahimou Njoya, a trusted advisor of King Ibrahim Njoya, and a master artist. The records consist of building sketches and an illustrated version of the story of the rat. ...
  • Nji Mama Nsangou Collection [1910-1946]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/12
    Digital images of records collected by Nji Mama Nsangou, cousin and trusted advisor to King Ibrahim Njoya. The records consist of writings on Bamum history, manuals of sorcery and medicine, inventories, records of savings organizations, and correspondence ...
  • Official Bamoun Palace Collection [c 1912-1975]

    Collection Ref: EAP051/1/1/13
    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 ...