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

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  • 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 ...
  • Letter from Mfon Musa to Pafumnjati asking him to send food [c 1930s? ]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/19
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 16.3cm x 13cm; Dates ca.1930s? (letter not dated); Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: Mfon Musa, who is living in exile out of the Bamum Kingdom, is asserting that he is the rightful Bamum heir to the thron ...
  • 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 ...
  • Book of History [19 July 1911]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/2/22
    Leaves: 25; Pages: 50; Measurements: 27cm x 17cm; Dates 19 July 1911; Script: Akauku Mfemfe with Western Arabic digits; Condition: Good; Comments: ...
  • Calendar of 1929 [1929]

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/3/1
    Leaves: 19; Pages: 38; Measurements: 8cm x 7cm; Dates 1929; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Brittle; tied with small rope; Comments: The calendar follows the modern seven day week calendar as opposed to the traditional Bamum calendar which has eight days ...
  • Traditional book and medicine bag, with designated space for ink container ...

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/3/2
    Leaves:; Pages: 2 images for this item; Measurements: 30.5cm x 16.5cm; Dates early twentieth century; Script:; Condition: The traditional book bag and ink container belonged to the father of Nji Amza, whowas the direct son of King Njoya; sewn from animal s ...
  • 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 ...
  • Report on the Arrival of “the King” in Bapessi

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/1
    Leaves: 1; Pages: 2; Measurements: 22cm x 18cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: “The King” referred to here is exiled “Mfon” Musa ...
  • Story of the Marriage of Zenabou in 1943

    File Ref: EAP051/1/1/5/2
    Leaves: 2; Pages: 4; Measurements: 28cm x 16cm; Dates Unknown; Script: Akauku Mfemfe; Condition: Poor; Comments: ...