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‘The History of Adamawa…’ by ‘Hauptmann Karl Strumpell’

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MSS. Afr. s. 2294

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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'. The name ‘Karl’ on the title page appears to be an error. The preface is signed by ‘Kurt Strumpell’ and the author is believed to be Kurt Friedrich Theodor Strümpell (1872-1947).


  • 1956


88 ff.

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. s. 2294

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4398

Biographical / Historical

Kurt Friedrich Theodor Strümpell was born near Braunschweig in 1872. He joined the German army and was posted to Cameroon in 1900. He became a colonial Resident in the Adamawa region and developed a deep interest in the local cultures and languages.

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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.
'The History of Adamawa...' by Hauptmann Karl Strumpell
Paul Davidson
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