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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  • Medicinal formula with Muslim Arcana

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/20
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20cm x 15cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script in black 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 b ...
  • List of names along with letter written by Malam Chuaibou

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/21
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20cm x 15cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script in 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 Bamum Sc ...
  • Arabic Amulet

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/25
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 17cm x 14cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Arabic script in black Hausa ink and pencil with Akauku Mfemfe in pencil; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the comme ...
  • Arabic Amulet with Arcana and explanation in Akauku Mfemfe

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/26
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 17cm x 14cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Arabic script in black and red Hausa ink and Akauku Mfemfe in pencil; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the commencem ...
  • Arabic Amulet to guide prayer

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/27
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 12cm x 8cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Arabic script in black Hausa ink; Condition: Poor (although perhaps the paper was poor as it was written on in its original form); added to the original document are markings in blue in ...
  • Prayer for deceased and notes on extra prayers to be made during the Holy...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/28
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16cm x 12cm; Dates: July 1924; Script: Arabic script in black Hausa ink and pencil with Akauku Mfemfe in pencil; Condition: Fair; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the com ...
  • Laws to follow before Muslim prayers

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/29
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16cm x 26cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in black Hausa with slight Arabic script; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings in blue ink made at some point prior to the commencement of work by ...
  • List of ingredients for a particular medicine

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/64
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 8cm x 12cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script in pencil; Condition: Fair; Comments: ...
  • Medicine to catch fish in a net

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/66
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 8cm x 12cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and slight Arabic script in pencil; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • Note concerning the debt of Ibrahimou, with witnesses Yacouba and Oumarou

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/73
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 8cm x 9cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and slight Arabic script in pencil; Condition: Poor (torn); Comments: ...
  • Record of a Jangui and notes on the invention of the Bamum script

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/78
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 8cm x 12cm; Dates: Unknown but possibly 1931; Script: Akauku Mfemfe with slight Arabic script in pencil; Condition: Fair; Comments: ...
  • Jangui report by Souleyman documenting theft of money along with a verse from...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/80
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 8cm x 12cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script in pencil; Condition: Fair; Comments: The document notes that Mariama escaped with “155 money” and a hen. ...
  • Medicine to protect against hernia along with sentences for recitation in Arabic

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/82
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 8cm x 12cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script in pencil; Condition: Fair; Comments: The document reports that the price of the medicine is one hen ...
  • Letter to Price Musa, in exile, from Malam Muhammed which announces the...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/86
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16cm x 25cm; Dates: Unknown (?1919); Script: Arabic script in black ink and Akauku Mfemfe in pencil; Condition: Fair; Comments: Includes talismanic writing in Arabic script ...
  • Medicine to treat hernia and cost of payment for medicine, along with letter...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/87
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 13cm x 19cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script in pencil; Condition: Good; Comments: ...