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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  • King Njoya's Last Will entrusting the throne to his son, Seidou [3...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/252
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 18cm x 24cm; Dates: 3 September 1928 (King Njoya) and 26 December 1942 (Sultan Seidou); Script: Akauku Mfemfe in native black ink and Roman script (French language); Condition: Poor (taped); Comments: Includes the officia ...
  • Leather book cover [1912-1919]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/417
    Leaves: 2 (front and back); Pages:; Measurements: 20.5cm x 25.5cm; Dates: 1912-1919; Script:; Condition: Fair; added to the original document are marking in French in black ink made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bamum Scripts and A ...
  • Council Elections of 24 October 1982 [04 Jun 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/613
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20cm x 12.5cm; Dates: 1982; Script: Roman script (French language); Condition: Fair; Comments: Printed document with notes behind; the notes serve as a kind of introduction to papers concerning the history of the Bamum pe ...
  • Inventory of goods [05 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/938
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: 24 July 1922; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum languages) in black ink; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of goods [05 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/939
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: 1922; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum languages) in black ink; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of goods [05 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/940
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: 1922; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum languages) in black ink; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of goods [06 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/941
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: 1923; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum languages) in blue and black ink; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of goods [06 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/942
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: 1923; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum languages) in blue ink and Akauku Mfemfe in red ink; Condition: Poor; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of goods [06 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/943
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: 1923; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum languages) in black and purple ink; Condition: Fair; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of goods and names of individuals involved with trade [06 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/944
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16.5cm x 18cm; Dates: 1923; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum languages) and Akauku Mfemfe in black and purple ink; Condition: Poor (torn); Comments: Includes small sketch of a building ...
  • Inventory of goods in the store of King Njoya [05 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/945
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 11cm x 16cm; Dates: May 1922; Script: Roman script (French language) and Akauku Mfemfe in black and purple ink; Condition: Fair (torn); Comments: author identified as André Maumbane ...
  • King Njoya’s order to pay money [08 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/946
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 13cm x 15.5cm; Dates: 9 September 1925; Script: Roman script (French and Bamum language) and Akauku Mfemfe purple pencil; Condition: Fair (torn); Comments: Includes the official palace stamp and signature of King Njoya ...
  • Legal proceedings in the year 1947 [30 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/958
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 18cm x 21cm; Dates: 1947; Script: Typed roman script (French language); Condition: Good; Comments: Document mixed into various reports on trade dating from ca. 1922-1924 ...
  • Records of palace judgments

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/1039
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Roman script (French language) in blue ink; Condition: Poor (torn); added to the original document are markings made prior to the commencement of work by the Bamum Scripts and Archives ...
  • Copy of letter from Njimambian and Njimbarra, written from Fontain [16 Jan 1939]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/1070
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 19cm x 26cm; Dates: 16 January 1939; Script: Roman script (French language); Condition: Poor (severely torn and slight water damage); Comments: Written on the back of a page of palace judgments recorded by scribe Wajankib ...