This fonds consists of digital surrogates of the Bamum manuscript collections of the Archives du Palais des Rois Bamoun. The three divisions within the Archives - Modern Archives, Reserve Archives and Museum Collection - are represented here, consisting of correspondence, journals, official palace records, calendars, maps, scientific and medical papers, and illustrations. The records were created and received by the Bamum royal family c1876-1975. A range of languages and scripts are represented in the archive, predominantly the variants of Bamum writing system - Lewa, Mbima, Nyi Nyi Nfa, Nyi Nfa Mfw Rii, Nyi Mfw Rii Men, A Ka Or Ku, and Mfemfe - alongside English, French and Arabic. Shumom, the artificial language invented by Bamom Ibrahim Njoya, also occurs within the documents. Many of the documents are transliterations in Bamum, Arabic and Latin scripts.
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Leaves: 6; Pages: 9; Measurements: 9cm x 7.5cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Booklet is tied with small thread from which several pages of the calendar have comeunfastened ...
Leaves: 1; Pages: 4 (booklet folded into 4 pages); Measurements: 16.5cm x 12.7cm; Dates 22 February 1939; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and roman script (French language); Condition: Good; Comments: ...
Leaves: 12; Pages: 24; Measurements: 8.8cm x 4.9cm; Dates copyright is listed as 1916; Script: roman script in 8 different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Hungarian,Italian, Polish and Swedish; Condition: Good; Comments: Manufactured in Buffal ...
Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 13.2cm x 12.3cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe in pencil and Arabic script in pen; Condition: Good; Comments: Written on blue paper from the cover of a drawing booklet with a depiction of a dogwearing a hat and hol ...