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NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF ETHIOPIA

The 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:

ETHIOPIAN KINGS: 

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     ATSE THEWODROS

Letter-date and place was not mentioned.

Subject: - Emperor Thewodros to Unknown individual

 Emperor 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.

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               ATSE YOHANNES IV

Letter-dated on 6, 1875
Place Adwa
Subject: - Emperor Yohannes IV to Queen Victoria

Emperor 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.

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       ATSE MENELIK II

Letter-Dated March 3, 1896
Place Mekele
Subject: - Emperor Menlik II to King Nicholas II of Russia

 Emperor 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 country’s sovereignty.

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   LIJ EYASU

  Letter-Dated January 17,1907(E.C)
  Place:Addis Ababa
  Subject: Donation


   A letter sent from Lij Iyassu to W/r Mentiwab   regarding his gift of 72 hectares of land to Addis  Alem St. Mary Church.

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EMPRESS TAITU

Letter-August 15, 1901 (E.C)
Place:Addis Ababa
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.

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PRINCE TEFERI

Letter-September 11, 1914 E.C.
Place:Addis Ababa

The archival collection of NALE include letters, Historical documents and photographs that contain affairs substantial to the country ranging from territorial demarcation to diplomacy.

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EMPRESS Menen

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Ras Mengesha

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Negist Zewditu

COLLECTION OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Types of Collection Volume
Archives in Folder/Box File 3218
Archives in Bind 665
Photographs 2487
Maps & Plan 537
Records in Folder/Box file 516
Records in bind 7

Access Information 
bulletAccess Condition:- Request by Institution Supporting letter.
bulletAccess Restricted:- None.
bulletFinding Tools:- Accession list, inventories, guides.
bulletHoldings:- 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.
bulletTypes of material:- Archival records, government records, manuscripts, personal papers, photographs, ephemera, grey literature, maps.
bulletLanguage:- Amharic, Geez, English, Italian, French and Arabic.
  

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 An overview of Archival collection

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