Finnegans Wake

I.3: Book I Chap. 3

Details of the various draft stages.

Compiled by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon

2010 edition FW pages 39-59
1939 edition FW pages 48-74

I.3 Protodrafts

I.3§1.0
First draft (pencil); written in a large red-backed notebook; material on fol. 3v appears re-used in I.3§3.0 (see fol.9r); fols. 2v, 3r, and fol. 3v also contain material used in I.2§2.0 and I.2§2.1, respectively; probably November 1923.
MS: BL 47471b, fols. 2v-3v
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 137-139
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A)°, N1 (VI.B.10), N3 (VI.B.3)°, N4 (VI.B.25), N6 (VI.B.11), N8 (VI.B.6)°

I.3§1.1
Second draft (pencil), in the same notebook; 1939 FW 50.35-56.19 appears for the first time on fols. 9v, 7v and 6v, in the form of a long addition; fol. 10v also contains material (written later) for §2.0; probably November 1923.
MS: BL 47471b, fols. 9v, 10r, 7v, 6v, 10v, 11r, 11v, 12r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 140-147
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A) (dominant), N1 (VI.B.10)°, N3 (VI.B.3)°, N4 (VI.B.25)°, N6 (VI.B.11)

Section 2:

I.3§2.0
First draft (pencil) of 1939 FW 61.28-67.27, written in the red-backed notebook on pages (versos) used also for I.3§1.1 (fol. 10v) and I.2§2.1 (fols. 4v, 5v); probably November 1923.
MS: BL 47471b, fols. 10v, 5v, 4v
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 151-153
Notebooks used: N1 (VI.B.10), N3 (VI.B.3)°, N5 (VI.B.2), N6 (VI.B.11) (dominant)

I.3§2.1
Second draft (pencil), in the same notebook; fol. 12v also sontains material (written later) for I.2§3.0; probably November 1923.
MS: BL 47471b, fols. 12v-16r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 154-158
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A)°, N4 (VI.B.25)°, N6 (VI.B.11)°

Section 3: 1939 FW 67.28-74

I.3§3.0
First draft (pencil), written in the red-backed notebook; fol. 8v also contains material (written later) for I.4§1A.0; probably November 1923.
MS: BL 47471b, fols. 9r, 8v
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 160-161
Notebooks used: N1 (VI.B.10)°, N5 (VI.B.2), N6 (VI.B.11)

I.3§3.1
Second draft (pencil) in the same notebook; fols 19v and 20v, and fols. 21v and 22r., also contain material (written later) for I.5§2.2 and I.4§1A.1, respectively; probably November 1923.
MS: BL 47471b, fols. 19v-20r, 20v-21r, 21v-22r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 162-167
Notebooks used: N3 (VI.B.3), N6 (VI.B.11), N7 (VI.X.2 & VI.B.49e)

I.3 Integrated.

I.3§1.2/2.2/3.2
Fair copy (ink), written in three stages but later combined by Joyce and numbered to follow I.2§2.2/3.2; §3.2 is uniform with I.4§1A.2; note that fol. 132r carries the beginning of I.4§1A.2; probably November-December 1923 (see Letters I, 17 December 1923:)
MS: BL 47472, fols. 120r, 121r, 122r, 123r, 124r, 125r, / 126r, 127r, 128r, 129r, / 130r, 131r, 132r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 171-183
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A), N4 (VI.B.25), N5 (VI.B.2), N6 (VI.B.11)

Copy for transition

I.3§1.3/2.3/3.3
Typescript, uniform with and numbered to follow I.2§2.3/3.3; fol. 156r also carries the beginning of I.4§1A.3; probably December 1923, but revised early 1927.
MS: BL 47472, fols. 146v-147r, 147v-148r, 148v-150r, 151r, / 152r, 152v-153r, 153v-154r, / 153v-154r, 154v-155r, 155v-156r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 184-199
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A), N1 (VI.B.10), N3 (VI.B.3), N6 (VI.B.11), N8 (VI.B.6 & VI.B.49c), N9 (VI.B.1), N11 (VI.B.5), N12 (VI.B.14), N14 (VI.B.7), N17 (VI.B.9), N18 (VI.B.8), N19 (VI.B.19), N20 (VI.B.13), N21 (VI.B.20), N22 (VI.B.17), N23 (VI.B.12), N25 (VI.B.15), N26 (VI.B.18)

I.3§1.4/2.4/3.4 (See also I.3§1.4+)
Fair copy (ink); each page is (authorially) numbered twice: first to indicate placement in I.3§1, in I.3§2/3, or in I.4§1, and second to indicate continuity with I.2§2.4/3.4; fol. 193r also contains the beginning of I.4§1.4/2.4; probably March 1927.
MS: BL 47472, fols. 173r, 175r, 176r, 177r, 178r, 179r, 180r, 181r, / 182r, 183r, 184r, 185r, 186r, / 187r, 188r, 189r, 190r, 191r, 193r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 201-219
Notebooks used: N1 (VI.B.10)°, N3 (VI.B.3)°, N23 (VI.B.12)°, N26 (VI.B.18)

I.3§1.4+
Redrafted version of the second half of fol. 173r; probably March or April 1927
MS: BL 47472, fol. 174r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 220

I.3§1.5/2.5/3.5 (See also I.3§1.5+/2.5+)
Second typescript, prepared in two parts; each page is numbered twice; first (by the typist) to indicate placement in I.3§1, in I.3§2/3, or in I.4§1, and second (by Joyce) to indicate continuity with I.2§2.5/3.5; fol. 253r also contains the beginning of I.4§1.5/2.5; probably April 1927.
MS: BL 47472, fols. 227r, 228r, 229r, 230r, 231r, 232r, 149r, 235r, 236r, 237r, / 238r, 239r, 240r, 241r, 242r, 245r, 246r, / (246r), 247r, 248r, 249r, 250r, 251r, 253r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 223-245
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A), N8 (VI.B.6), N5 (VI.B.2), N6 (VI.B.11), N8 (VI.B.6), N10 (VI.B.16), N25 (VI.B.15), N26 (VI.B.18)

I.3§1.5+/2.5+
Retyped versions of fols. 149r, 242r; probably April 1927.
MS: BL 47472, fols. 233r, 234r, / 244r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 246-248
Notebooks used: N25 (VI.B.15), N26 (VI.B.18)

I.3§2.5++
Duplicate of fol. 244r with one of the additions in Harriet Weaver's hand; probably April 1927.
MS: BL 47472, fol. 243r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 249

I.3§1.6/2.6/3.6
Galley proofs (first set) for transition 3, carrying only minor revisions and corrections; dated by the printer 28 April 1927.
MS: BL 47472, fols. 330r, 331r, 332r, 333r, 334r, 335r, 336r, 337r, 338r, 339r, / (339r), 340r, 341r, 342r, 343r, 344r, / (344r), 345r, 346r, 347r, 348r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 251-269

I.3§1.7/2.7/3.7
Galley proofs (second set) for transition 3, incorporating some of the corrections on the first set and carrying fresh overlay; May 1927 (see Letters I, 12 May 1927).
MS: BL 47472, fols. 349r, 350r, 351r, 352r, 353r, 354r, 355r, 356r, 357r, / (357r), 358r, 359r, 360r, 361r, 362r, / (362r), 363r, 364r, 365r, 366r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 271-288
Notebooks used: N26 (VI.B.18)

Note: transition 3 was published June 1927.

Copy for Faber and Faber

Note: In preparing copy of Book I for the printer of Finnegans Wake Joyce collected and numbered in sequence pages from transition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (including pages from the ‘Mookse and Gripes’ episode in Tales Told of Shem and Shaun), 7, and pages from the Faber and Faber edition of Anna Livia Plurabelle. Assembling the material to be revised took place in October 1931 (see Letters, III 27 October 1931) and the revised material (the second set below) delivered to Faber and Faber in March 1933 (see Letters, NLFF unpublished, 10 March, and 12 March 1933). Joyce signed off on the revisions (including some later emendations sent in 1936 on 11 July 1936 (see the note by Joyce on BL 47475, fol. 1r).

I.3§1.8/2.8/3.8 (See also I.3§1.8+/2.8+/3.8+ and I.3§1.8++/3.8++)
Marked pages of transition 3 (June 1927) prepared for the printer of Finnegans Wake; numbered to follow I.2§1.8/2.8/3.8; probably early 1930s.
MS: BL 47475, fols. 22v, 23r, 23v, 24r, 24v, 25r, 25v, 26r, 26v, / (26v), 27r, 27v, 28r, 28v, 29r, / (29r), 29v, 30r, 30v, 31r, 31v
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 290-299
Notebooks used: SD2 (VI.A), N3 (VI.B.3)°, N35 (VI.B.24)°, N42 (VI.B.31)

I.3§3.8+'
Late additions in a non-authorial hand; probably early 1930s.
MS: Buffalo VI.H.3, fol. 1r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 300

I.3§1.8+/2.8+/3.8+
Duplicate transition 3 pages with the overlay from the first set repeated (some typed on separate sheets) and with further overlay; probably 1933.
MS: BL 47475, fols. 111v, 112r, 195r, 112v, 196r, 113v, 198r, 114r, 199v, 114v, 199r, 115r, 200r, 115v, / (115v), 116r, 201r, 116v, 202r, 117r, 203r, 117v, 118r, / (118r), 118v, 204r, 119r, 205r, 119v, 206r, 120r, 207r, 120v, 208r
JJA 45 (Book I Chapters 2 and 3): 301-335
Notebooks used: SD1 (VI.A)°, N10 (VI.B.16)°, N18 (VI.B.8), N26 (VI.B.18)°, N35 (VI.B.24), N38 (VI.B.32), N42 (VI.B.31), N43 (VI.B.35)

I.3§1.8++/3.8++
Late additions; 1936.
MS: missing.
Notebooks used: N48 (VI.B.38)

Proofs for Finnegans Wake I.3 (1939 FW 48-74)

I.3§1.9/2.9/3.9 (See also I.3§1.9+)
Galleys 27-41 (first set) for Finnegans Wake; included here is a (duplicate) typescript of the overlay inscribed on this first set of galleys, of some overlay written on separate sheets and keyed to the galleys, of some late errata (also written on separate sheets), and (rarely) of some overlay for which the authorial holograph versions are missing or are found on the second set of galleys; in most cases the typescript is not keyed to this galley set; dated by the printer 12 March 1937 and received by Harriet Shaw Weaver 25 February 1938 (see Letters, I, 14 July, 6 August and NLFF, 18 December, 1937). See also §1.9χ/2.9χ and §1.9+ below.
MS: BL 47476a, fols. (30v), 31r, 47476b, fol. 438r, 47476a, fols. (32r), 32v, 47476b, fol. 439r, 47476a, fols. 33r, 33v, 34r, 34v, 35r, 35v, 47476b, fol. 441r, 47476a, fols. 36r, 36v, 37r, 37v, 47476b, fol. 442r, 47476a, fols. 38r, 38v, 39r, / (39r), 39v, 40r, 40v, 41r, 41v, 42r, 43r, / 42v, (43r), 43v, 44r, 44v, 45r, 45v, 46r
JJA 50 (Book I Galleys, vol. i): 64-97
Notebooks used: N51 (VI.B.44), N52 (VI.B.42), N53 (VI.B.46), VI.C.7, Sheets VIII

I.3§1.9χ/2.9χ
Predraft versions (Sheets VIII) of some of the overlay on the above galley set; late 1937.
MS: BL 47476b, fol. (434r), 435r, 445r; / BL 47487, fol. 131r,
JJA 50 (Book I Galleys, vol. i): 269-272

I.3§1.9+
Late additions; included in the typescript to the above galleys; 1938.
MS: BL 47476b, fols. (432r), 437r
JJA 50 (Book I Galleys, vol. i): 279, 281
Notebooks used: N51 (VI.B.44), N52 (VI.B.42)

I.3§1.10/2.10/3.10
Galleys (second set, duplicates) for Finnegans Wake; included here is a (duplicate) composite typescript of the overlay on the first set, of the overlay inscribed on this second set of galleys, and (rarely) of some overlay for which the authorial holograph versions are missing; some of the overlay on fols. 255r, 256r, and 259r is in the hand 4of an amanuensis; the typescript additions carried over from the first set are keyed to this galley set, but with a few exceptions, the new typescript additions are not; dated as the first set but received by Harriet Shaw Weaver 16 May 1938.
MS: BL 47476a, fols. (167v), 168r, (169r), 169v, 170r, 171r, 171v, 172r, 172v, 173r, 173v, 174r, 174v, 175r, 175v, 176r, 177r, 177v, 178r, / (177v), (178r), 178v, 179r, 179v, 180r, 180v, 181r, 182r, / 181v, (182r), 182v, 183r, 183v, 184r, 184v, 186r
JJA 50 (Book I Galleys, vol. i): 356-393
Notebooks used: N51 (VI.B.44), N53 (VI.B.46), N54 (VI.B.45), N55 (VI.X.5)

I.3§1.11/2.11/3.11
Galleys (third set, duplicates) for Finnegans Wake; included here is a (duplicate) composite typescript of the overlay on the first and second sets, of some late additions written on separate sheets, and (rarely) of some overlay for which the authorial holograph versions are missing; the typescript is keyed to this galley set; May 1938 (see Letters, NLFF, 23 May 1938.
MS: BL 47476b, fols. (316v), 317r, (318r), 318v, 319r, 320r, 320v, 321r, 321v, 322r, 322v, 323r, 323v, 324r, 324v, 325r, 326r, 326v, 327r, / (326v), (327r), 327v, 328r, 328v, 329r, 329v, 330r, 331r, / 330v, (331r), 331v, 332r, 332v, 333r, 333v, 334r, 335r
JJA 51 (Book I Galleys, vol. ii): 68-105

Page proofs for I.3 (1939 FW 48-74)

I.3§1.12/2.12/3.12
Page proofs, first set; dated by the printer 2 August 1938; returned to Faber and Faber mid-November (see Letters, NLPL 11 September, 28 September, 30 September and NLFF, 18 November, 1938).
MS: Tulsa, C 48, D 49-64, E 65-74
JJA 51 (Book I Galleys vol. ii): not reproduced

I.3§1.12+/2.12+/3.12+
Page proofs, second set, no revisions were made at this draft stage; dated by the printer 20 November 1938 and 29 November 1938 and returned within a few days (see Letters, NLFF, 26 November 1938).
MS: Tulsa, C' 48, D' 49-64, E' 65-74
JJA 51 (Book I Galleys vol. ii): not reproduced

Errata for I.3 (1939 FW 48-74)

I.3§1.13/2.13/3.13
Errata for Finnegans Wake, begun in 1939 (see Letters, NLFF, 22 July, NLPL 10 August, 19 August, and NLFF, 30 August, 1939), involving marking up an unbound copy of the first edition (minimal corrections only as the paging could not be redone), and completed in the summer of 1940 at Saint Gerand-le Puy. The corrections were then typed in duplicate (Buffalo VI.H.4.b, c) or triplicate and given to Maria Jolas on 28 August, 1940 for delivery in New York to B.W. Huebsch of the Viking Press. The third copy was presumably sent to Faber and Faber.
MS: Buffalo VI.H.4.a, pp. 48-74 [ → ]; Buffalo VI.H.4.b, fols. 3r, 4r, 5r; [ → ]; Buffalo VI.H.4.c, fols. 3r, 4r, 5r [ → ]
JJA 51 (Book I Galleys vol. ii): not reproduced; 291-293; not reproduced