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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  • Journal of the palace for the year 1920 [03 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/2/491
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 18.5cm x 25cm; Dates: 1920; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in pencil and blue and purple ink; Condition: Fair (document taped); Comments: Document appears to be in the hand of Nji Mama Pekekue; document shows signs of heavy usage ...