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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  • Writings of Usman DAN FODIO in Hausa language

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/233
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 15cm x 17cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Arabic script in black native ink; Condition: Good; added to the original document is a numeral in pencil made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bamum Scripts and ...