Archival records from Bamum script and archives project: saving Africa's written heritage (EAP051)

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  • Agreement of Loyalty pledged between King Njoya and His Scribes [18 May 1922]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/2
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 32cm x 20cm; Dates 18 May 1922 (date signed); Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; taped; foxing edges; Comments: The agreement includes 41 numbered stipulations and includes Njoya’s signature in red and blue pencil ...
  • Manual on the Art of Sorcery [ c 1908]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/4
    Leaves: 4; Pages: 8; Measurements: 20cm x 16.2; Dates ca. 1908?; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Torn throughout; Comments: The manual is written as a “how to” guide for those learning the art of sorcery ...
  • Njangui record

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/7
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 19.5cm x 10.5cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: A “njangui” is a communal savings organization; written on an English language advertisement ...
  • History of Brass Casting in the Bamum Kingdom

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/8
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 20.8cm x 16.2 cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The emphasis of the text is on the origin of brass work ...
  • History of Three Children of MFORIFUM: NCHARE, MFOMBAM and NGUONSO, who...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/9
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 21.6cm x 13.7cm; Dates 1911; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; Comments: This document is written in the Shümom language, which is the artificial spoken language invented by King Njoya (as opposed to the conventional ...
  • Guide to Medicinal Plants along with names of illnesses cured by them

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/11
    Leaves: 6; Pages: 11; Measurements: 22cm x 14cm; Dates unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; pages torn; Comments: ...
  • Inventory of Clothes in the Storeroom of King Njoya [1923]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/12
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 3; Measurements: 27.1cm x 21cm; Dates 1923; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: The author of the document is an individual by the name of MEGNA and it has been suggested that he was in fact the person overseeing the storero ...
  • History of Kaliwa, a Powerful Warrior

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/13
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 28cm x 22cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: ...
  • Shümom Vocabulary

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/14
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 28cm x 22 cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn edges; Comments: The original document is written in the script Akauku Nyiet but the document also contains notes written in the later script Akauku ...
  • Shümom Vocabulary

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/15
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 28cm x 22 cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn edges; Comments: This document is a repeat of APRB 18 due to confusion about organizational procedure for archiving documents by our team working in ...
  • History of NCHARE YEN end MFONTE

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/16
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 4; Measurements: 21.2cm x 14cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn edges; Comments: We learn from the document that Mfonté is a local ruler who submitted to NCHARE YEN, the warrior-king in Bamum history who founded ...
  • History of Kouripin, a Powerful Warrior

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/17
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 28cm x 18.2cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The document says that Kouripin had the power of 1000 men ...
  • Akauku Mfemfe Syllabary Key and Numerals 0-9

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/18
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 1; Measurements: 17.5cm x 11cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The first five lines are the standard characters of the final version of the Akauku script (known as Mfemfe) in the order of reci ...
  • History of Nguekuen, the Enemy of King Nsangou

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/20
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 4; Measurements: 22cm x 14cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; torn pages; Comments: The text says that when Nsangou became the King of the Bamum, he killed Nguekuen and used his skull as a drinking cup ...
  • Record of a Njangi

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/21
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 9.5cm x 10.5cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Good; Comments: A Njangi is a communal savings group ...