"Bamum manuscript collection of the Archives du Palais des Rois Bamoun (APRB) in the Royal Palace of Bamum Kings in Foumban, Cameroon [c1896-1975]"

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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  • Registrar of judgment by King Njoya [ 1913-1929]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/1/1
    Leaves: 145; Pages: 289; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates 1913-1929; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; Comments: The register appears to have been written by many secretaries as indicated by the various styles of hand writing. ...
  • List of Persons (Census) [1902-1912]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/1/2
    Leaves: 17; Pages: 32; Measurements: 27cm x 20cm; Dates ca. 1902-1912; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Brittle and decomposing paper; edges torn throughout; Comments: Acquired from Nji Mapon, heir of Mapon, daughter of King Njoya. The place and year of th ...
  • List of People

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/6
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 24cm x 17 cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Twenty names are listed, with no other information available ...
  • Register of Judgments from 1912 to 1919

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/4/1
    Leaves: 46; Pages: 92; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates 1912-1919; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: Author unknown ...
  • Shümom word list and various designs

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/14
    Leaves: 11; Pages: 22 (with many blank pages numbered here); Measurements: 17.7cm x 10.8cm; Dates; Script: Akauku Nyiet and roman script (for German language); Condition: Poor; Comments: Originally a German address book, this was subsequently turned into a ...
  • List of People

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/21
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 19cm x 16cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic numerals; Condition: Fair (torn in original form); Comments: ...
  • List of Medicinal Herbs and some little animals

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/23
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 3; Measurements: 11.4cm x 10.5cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe on printed paper in roman script type (French language); Condition: Poor; Comments: ...
  • Lists of People and amounts of money contributed

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/30
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 11.2cm x 10.4cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet in pen and pencil; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • List of People who must contribute money

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/37
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16.2cm x 9.8cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe, Akauku Nyiet, and Arabic script; Condition: Fair; Comments: ...
  • List of People contributing money along with information regarding Fonmu and...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/41
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 17cm x 13cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic script; Condition: Very Poor (ripped); Comments: ...
  • List of good fellow warriors

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/45
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20.7cm x 16.3cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Fair (torn edges); Comments: ...
  • List of Names of People

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/46
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 14.8cm x 8.3cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Arabic numerals; Condition: Fair; Comments: ...
  • List of People and Arabic script

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/47
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19cm x 14cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Arabic script and Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Fair; Comments: Arabic script not yet identified ...
  • List of Names of various People

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/65
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 4; Measurements: 21cm x 16cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe and Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Fair; Comments: ...
  • List of Names of People

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/72
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 3; Measurements: 17.4cm x 13.3cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Fair; Comments: ...