NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF ETHIOPIA
National Archives, established in 1979 at main division level, began its
function by receiving government archives from the Ministry Of the Grand Palace,
Palace of the Crown prince, and from others. Some of the archives collected by
the National Archive are letters written by:
Letter-date and place was not mentioned.
- Emperor Thewodros to Unknown individual
Thewodros stated the attempt he made to civilize the nation, but to no avail.
Likewise, despite his whim to get victorious over Habesha enemies and drive the
Turks and conquer Jerusalem, his army fled and made him lose the war against the
British, a country with a well-trained and disciplined army.
Letter-dated on 6, 1875
Subject: - Emperor Yohannes IV to Queen Victoria
Yohannes noted the trouble Ismail Pasha caused in attempting to block
Ethiopia’s foreign relation (correspondence) and making a move to invade same
of the territories, which abruptly ended, the instant he lost the war.
Letter-Dated March 3, 1896
Subject: - Emperor Menlik II to King Nicholas II of Russia
Menlik II in his letter underscored the Wuchale Treaty b/n Ethiopia and Italy
signed to further strengthen their peaceful cooperation; nevertheless, the
failure on the part of Italy to be abided by the Treaty and its intrigue to use
Article 17 as a pretext to colonize Ethiopia made him wage war and ascertain the
Letter-Dated January 17,1907(E.C)
A letter sent from Lij Iyassu to W/r Mentiwab regarding
his gift of 72 hectares of land to Addis Alem St. Mary Church.
15, 1901 (E.C)
Subject:A letter from Empress Taitu to Wilhein II
Taitu's request on the expulsion of German Advisor Doctor and
Menelik's dignitaries from the Royal palace and the efforts taken to
alleviate the situation of Emperor Menelik health problem.
11, 1914 E.C.
archival collection of NALE include letters, Historical documents and photographs that contain
affairs substantial to the country ranging from territorial demarcation to
COLLECTION OF NATIONAL
|Types of Collection
|Archives in Folder/Box File
|Archives in Bind
|Maps & Plan
|Access Condition:- Request by
Institution Supporting letter.|
|Access Restricted:- None.|
|Finding Tools:- Accession list,
|Holdings:- The national Archives- the
only archival institution of the country- has its core accumulation of
documents of enduring value available for researchers. Among its
holdings are records on a variety or typewritten, and printed text on
paper, photographs, drawing and blueprints.|
|Types of material:- Archival records,
government records, manuscripts, personal papers, photographs,
ephemera, grey literature, maps.|
|Language:- Amharic, Geez, English,
Italian, French and Arabic.|
ስለማዛወር/Procedures for transfer of
records to Record Center