Reserve Archives Collection [c 1895-1965]

Digital images of records created and accumulated by the Royal Bamum Palace 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). Materials range from c 1896-1965 and consist of writings on Bamum history, official records and correspondence of the Royal Palace of Bamum Kings, and a range of writings of artistic and scientific scope, such as calendars, maps, and manuals on medicine and love. Document bags and ephemera have also been photographed. The Reserve Archives collection is located in the office of late Sultan Seidou Njimolouh Njoya.

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  • Register of Births. Foumban Region. 1912-1919. [1912-1919]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/2
    Leaves: 140 + covers; Pages: 280 + covers; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1912-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Poor with torn pages and some water damage; pages are numbered in Bamum script as usual but note that blue roman script (t ...
  • Register of Judgments. Mambue Region. 1919. [02 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/3
    Leaves: 22 + cover; Pages: 43 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Good; pages are numbered in Bamum script as usual but note that blue roman script(that is, Hindu-Arabic) numerals have been added i ...
  • Register of Judgments concerning Palace servants. 1912-1919. [1912-1919]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/4
    Leaves: 67 + cover; Pages: 134 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1912-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue and red ink, as well as pencil, made at some point prior to the com ...
  • Register of Judgments. Nkoundoum Region. 1913-1919. [1913-1919]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/5
    Leaves: 30 + cover; Pages: 60 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1913-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Good with some decomposition and water staining; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point pr ...
  • Register of Judgments. Njisse (Foumban) Region. 1919. [02 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/6
    Leaves: 40 + cover; Pages: 79 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bamum Scr ...
  • Register of Marriages. Njinka Region. 1911-1919. [1911-1919]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/7
    Leaves: 15 + cover; Pages: 29 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1911-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bamu ...
  • Register of Marriages. Mambue Region. 1915-1917. [1915-1917]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/8
    Leaves: 17; Pages: 33; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1915-1917; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bamum Scripts and Ar ...
  • Register of Judgments concerning Palace servants. Manka Region. 1919-1920. ...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/9
    Leaves: 17 + cover; Pages: 33 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1919-1920; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black ink; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bamu ...
  • Register of Judgments, including those dealing particularly with slave...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/10
    Leaves: 61 + cover; Pages: 121 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1912-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black and red ink; Condition: Overall good with some pages severely weathered; Comments: compiled by numerous secretaries. Page labeled 57 in roman ...
  • Dictionary of Shüpamom and Shümom Languages. [1920-1950]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/11
    Leaves: 489 + cover; Pages: 977 + cover; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: ca. 1920-1950; Script: Primarily Akauku mfemfe with some Akauku Nyiet and rare Akauku ntunta script; Condition: Fair; Comments: compiled by numerous secretaries. As with many works ...
  • Register of Births, Noun Region, 1912-1919. [1912-1919]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/12
    Leaves: 131 + covers; Pages: 262 + covers; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates: 1912-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet in black and red ink; Condition: Overall good with some pages severely weathered; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at s ...
  • Amulet for War and Fishing

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/13
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20cm x 15cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in black and red ink, and pencil; Condition: Fair; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bam ...
  • Muslim Amulet with Arabic script and designs

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/14
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 11.5cm x 8cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Arabic script in black and red ink; Condition: Good ...
  • Muslim Amulet with Arabic script and designs

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/15
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 8cm x 4cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Arabic script in black and red ink; Condition: Good; Comments: designs include anthropomorphic human beings ...
  • Proverb in the Bamum language

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/16
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 20cm x 15cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in black Hausa ink; Condition: Good; Comments: ...