Museum Collection [c 1896-1965]

Materials created by the Offices of the Royal Palace of Bamum Kings, currently displayed as part of the permanent Museum exhibition at the Archives du Palais des Rois Bamoun. The materials range from c 1896-1956 and consist of 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. Objects and ephemera including a royal ink well and document bags have also been digitised.

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  • Bamum Book of Love (Lerewa Nuu Nguet) [04 Apr 1905]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/3/2
    Leaves: 30; Pages: 60 with inserts; Measurements: 13.4cm x 10cm; Dates: 1921; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Good; Comments: Initially 64 pp in length, pp. 31-38 of original mss are missing ...