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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  • Book of the History of Bamum Kings originating in Rifum, including a chapter...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/1/3
    Leaves: 26; Pages: 51; Measurements: 22cm x 16cm; Dates ca.1900; Script: several early variants, prior to Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; pages decomposing and brittle; Comments: The artistic work in the center of pages reproduce Bamum script characters in ...
  • History Book of the Bamum Kingdom, including: - History of Kings - History of...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/1
    Leaves: 45; Pages: 89; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates ca. 1910?; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Fairly good, with foxing of edges; Comments: The book is actually several independent writings on the history of the Bamum Kingdom, all very original ...
  • Agreement of Loyalty pledged between King Njoya and His Scribes [18 May 1922]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/2
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 32cm x 20cm; Dates 18 May 1922 (date signed); Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; taped; foxing edges; Comments: The agreement includes 41 numbered stipulations and includes Njoya’s signature in red and blue pencil ...
  • Book of “Mission” (concerning the procedure for having his men summon certain...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/3
    Leaves: 5; Pages: 10; Measurements: 20.2cm x 16cm; Dates 1920; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Good; slight foxing on edges ...
  • Manual on the Art of Sorcery [ c 1908]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/4
    Leaves: 4; Pages: 8; Measurements: 20cm x 16.2; Dates ca. 1908?; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Torn throughout; Comments: The manual is written as a “how to” guide for those learning the art of sorcery ...
  • Letter from King Musa to Pafumnjati urging him to send Yacouba for an...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/5
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 23cm x 10.5cm; Dates 28 May 1946; Script: Bamum; Condition: Poor; Comments: In this letter King Musa (the deceased King Njoya’s son, living in exile in the area of Bamenda, who claims to be the rightful heir to the Bamum ...
  • List of People

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/6
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 24cm x 17 cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Twenty names are listed, with no other information available ...
  • Njangui record

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/7
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19.5cm x 10.5cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: A “njangui” is a communal savings organization; written on an English language advertisement ...
  • History of Brass Casting in the Bamum Kingdom

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/8
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20.8cm x 16.2 cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The emphasis of the text is on the origin of brass work ...
  • History of Three Children of MFORIFUM: NCHARE, MFOMBAM and NGUONSO, who...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/9
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 21.6cm x 13.7cm; Dates 1911; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; Comments: This document is written in the Shümom language, which is the artificial spoken language invented by King Njoya (as opposed to the conventional ...
  • Letter by Mfon (“King”) Musa to Pafumnjati [1941]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/10
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 12cm x 6cm; Dates 1941; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Mfon Musa, at this point living in exile, informs Pafumnjati that the whiteman’s administration is very powerful. Musa and his followers must remai ...
  • Guide to Medicinal Plants along with names of illnesses cured by them

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/11
    Leaves: 6; Pages: 11; Measurements: 22cm x 14cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; pages torn; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of Clothes in the Storeroom of King Njoya [1923]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/12
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 3; Measurements: 27.1cm x 21cm; Dates 1923; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: The author of the document is an individual by the name of MEGNA and it has been suggested that he was in fact the person overseeing the storero ...
  • History of Kaliwa, a Powerful Warrior

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/13
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 28cm x 22cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: ...
  • Shümom Vocabulary

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/14
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 28cm x 22 cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn edges; Comments: The original document is written in the script Akauku Nyiet but the document also contains notes written in the later script Akauku ...