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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  • 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 ...
  • Medicine for treatment of testicle pain

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/106
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 15cm x 17cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in pencil and blue ink; Condition: Fair; Comments: Written on the back of a school exercise book ...
  • Medicine for an abscess (boil)

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/118
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 13cm x 16cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in pencil; Condition: Good; Comments: Written on the back of an exercise book ...
  • Medicine for traders to achieve good business

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/120
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 13cm x 16cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in pencil; Condition: Good; Comments: Written on the back of an exercise book ...
  • Multiplication table in Bamum

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/172
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 21cm x 28cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe script (and numerals) in blue and black ink; Condition: Fair (torn and taped); added to the original document are markings in French language in blue pen made at some poi ...
  • History of Birnyanu

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/652
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16cm x 19cm; Dates: Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet in native black ink and pencil; Condition: Good; added to the original document are markings made at some point prior to the commencement of work by the Bamum Scripts and ...
  • Judgment rendered by King Njoya regarding the Nso people of Banso [20 Mar 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/655
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 14cm x 17cm; Dates: ca. 1906; Script: Nyi Nyi Mfa Fu Men in black and red ink; Condition: Good; Comments: Highly embellished with designs and colors; this document appears to have been extracted from another book, perhaps ...
  • Judgment rendered by King Njoya regarding the Nso people of Banso [c 1906]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/683
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 14cm x 17cm; Dates: ca. 1906; Script: Nyi Nyi Mfa Fu Men in black and red ink; Condition: Good; Comments: Highly embellished with designs and colors; this document appears to have been extracted from another book, perhaps ...