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

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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 ...
  • Book of the History of Bamum Kings originating in Rifum, including a chapter...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/1/3
    Leaves: 26; Pages: 51; Measurements: 22cm x 16cm; Dates ca.1900; Script: several early variants, prior to Akauku Nyiet; Condition: Poor; pages decomposing and brittle; Comments: The artistic work in the center of pages reproduce Bamum script characters in ...
  • History Book of the Bamum Kingdom, including: - History of Kings - History of...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/1
    Leaves: 45; Pages: 89; Measurements: 28cm x 21cm; Dates ca. 1910?; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Fairly good, with foxing of edges; Comments: The book is actually several independent writings on the history of the Bamum Kingdom, all very original ...
  • 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 ...
  • Book of “Mission” (concerning the procedure for having his men summon certain...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/3
    Leaves: 5; Pages: 10; Measurements: 20.2cm x 16cm; Dates 1920; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Good; slight foxing on edges ...
  • 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 ...
  • Letter from King Musa to Pafumnjati urging him to send Yacouba for an...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/5
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 23cm x 10.5cm; Dates 28 May 1946; Script: Bamum; Condition: Poor; Comments: In this letter King Musa (the deceased King Njoya’s son, living in exile in the area of Bamenda, who claims to be the rightful heir to the Bamum ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Letter by Mfon (“King”) Musa to Pafumnjati [1941]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/10
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 12cm x 6cm; Dates 1941; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Mfon Musa, at this point living in exile, informs Pafumnjati that the whiteman’s administration is very powerful. Musa and his followers must remai ...
  • 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 ...