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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  • Shümom Vocabulary

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/15
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 28cm x 22 cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn edges; Comments: This document is a repeat of APRB 18 due to confusion about organizational procedure for archiving documents by our team working in ...
  • History of NCHARE YEN end MFONTE

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/16
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 4; Measurements: 21.2cm x 14cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn edges; Comments: We learn from the document that Mfonté is a local ruler who submitted to NCHARE YEN, the warrior-king in Bamum history who founded ...
  • History of Kouripin, a Powerful Warrior

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/17
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 28cm x 18.2cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The document says that Kouripin had the power of 1000 men ...
  • Akauku Mfemfe Syllabary Key and Numerals 0-9

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/18
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 17.5cm x 11cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The first five lines are the standard characters of the final version of the Akauku script (known as Mfemfe) in the order of reci ...
  • Letter from Mfon Musa to Pafumnjati asking him to send food [c 1930s? ]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/19
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16.3cm x 13cm; Dates ca.1930s? (letter not dated); Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Mfon Musa, who is living in exile out of the Bamum Kingdom, is asserting that he is the rightful Bamum heir to the thron ...
  • History of Nguekuen, the Enemy of King Nsangou

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/20
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 4; Measurements: 22cm x 14cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The text says that when Nsangou became the King of the Bamum, he killed Nguekuen and used his skull as a drinking cup ...
  • Record of a Njangi

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/21
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 9.5cm x 10.5cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: A Njangi is a communal savings group ...
  • Book of History [19 July 1911]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/22
    Leaves: 25; Pages: 50; Measurements: 27cm x 17cm; Dates 19 July 1911; Script: Akauku Mfemfe with Western Arabic digits; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • Calendar of 1929 [1929]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/3/1
    Leaves: 19; Pages: 38; Measurements: 8cm x 7cm; Dates 1929; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Brittle; tied with small rope; Comments: The calendar follows the modern seven day week calendar as opposed to the traditional Bamum calendar which has eight days ...
  • Traditional book and medicine bag, with designated space for ink container ...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/3/2
    Leaves:; Pages: 2 images for this item; Measurements: 30.5cm x 16.5cm; Dates early twentieth century; Script:; Condition: The traditional book bag and ink container belonged to the father of Nji Amza, whowas the direct son of King Njoya; sewn from animal s ...
  • Register of Judgments from 1912 to 1919

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/4/1
    Leaves: 46; Pages: 92; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates 1912-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Author unknown ...
  • Report on the Arrival of “the King” in Bapessi

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/1
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 22cm x 18cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: “The King” referred to here is exiled “Mfon” Musa ...
  • Story of the Marriage of Zenabou in 1943

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/2
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 4; Measurements: 28cm x 16cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: ...
  • Record Book of People in Bapa (Bangwi Division), 1933

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/3
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 24.4cm x 22.3cm; Dates 1933; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and roman script (French language); Condition: Poor; Comments: On back is letter in French language ...
  • Record book for Tontine in Bambui [26 June 1942]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/4
    Leaves: 3; Pages: 6; Measurements: ?21.2cm x 14cm; Dates 26 June 1942; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: “Tontine” is a kind of group savings organization; in some sections the paper has been cut ...