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Collection Level Description: 'The History of Adamawa...' by Hauptmann Karl Strumpell

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2294
Title: 'The History of Adamawa...' by Hauptmann Karl Strumpell
Dates of Creation: 1956
Extent: 88 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Hauptmann K. Strumpell, originally from Bavaria, worked in the German colonial administration in Togoland before his transfer in 1906 to North Cameroon as Imperial Resident of Adamawa, where he developed an admiration for Fulbe culture.

Scope and Content

The History of Adamawa compiled from verbal information by Strumpell, Hamburg, 1912, English translation; contains pencil endorsement by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene, This is a copy of the document I found in Resident's Library, Maiduguri, typed for me by Levi Ohorego, 1956.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene on 26th June 1995.

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Strumpell | K. | fl 1912 | Hauptmann colonial administrator

Adamawa (Emirate) | History


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