FINNEGANS WAKE

Notebooks & Notesheets

A chronological list

Compiled by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon

Finnegans Wake is divided into four “Books” (also called parts), I, II, III and IV; Book I consists of eight episodes or chapters (I.1-I.8), Book II of four (II.1-II.4), Book III of four (III.1-4), and Book IV of one (IV). In addition, the episodes divide into sections (denoted by “§”).

N1 (VI.B.10) late Oct 1922-beginning Feb 1923 : Nice, Paris.
120 pages unruled paper 21 x 12.8 cm.; pages missing.
First [contemporaneous] use: Ulysses errata, random notetaking.
Transcription: VI.C.5
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 31
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.10 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2001)
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N2 (VI.X.1) late Jan-early Mar 1923 : Paris
Missing notebook.
First use: random notetaking, preliminary notes for Finn's Hotel.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): none
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N3 (VI.B.3) Mar-Jul 1923 : Paris, London, Bognor.
172 pages unruled paper 21 x 13.3 cm.; some pages torn.
First use: Finn's Hotel.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 29
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.3 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2001)
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SA (VI.A, handwriting A) probably Jul 1923 : Bognor.
Recycled matter. It is possible that material from N2 (VI.X.1) is included in this part of VI.A.
First use: Finn's Hotel.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 28
Publication (annotated edition): Thomas Connolly, ed., James Joyce's Scribbledehobble (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1961)
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N4 (VI.B.25) Jul-Aug 1923 : Bognor, London, Paris.
192 pages unruled paper 21 x 13.2 cm.; most pages torn, some missing. Material from the torn and missing pages can be found in SD1 pages, e.g. pages 32 to 45.
First use: Finn's Hotel.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 35
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.25 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2002)
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N5 (VI.B.2) late Aug-late Sep 1923 : Paris, Tours, Paris.
180 pages unruled paper 18.5 x 13.5 cm.; some pages torn or missing.
First use: Finn's Hotel.
Transcription: VI.C.2
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 29
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N6 (VI.B.11) late Sep-late Nov 1923 : Paris.
170 pages unruled paper 20.7 x 13.2 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: Finnegans Wake II.4 faircopy, I.2 and I.3 first drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.1
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 31
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N7 (VI.X.2) Dec 1923 : Paris
Missing notebook. VI.B.49e(a) et seq -- 2 pages unruled paper 20 x 11.8 cm -- probably belongs to this notebook.
First use: Finnegans Wake I.3-I.5 early drafts.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): none
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N8 (VI.B.6) Jan-March 1924 : Paris.
192 pages unruled paper 20.7 x 13.2 cm.; some pages missing. VI.B.49c(a) et seq. -- 2 pages -- probably belongs to this notebook.
First use: Finnegans Wake I.5-I.8 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.2VI.C.3
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 30
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.6 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2002)
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N9 (VI.B.1) late Feb-Apr 1924 : Paris.
180 pages unruled paper 21 x 13.2 cm; some pages torn.
First use: Finnegans Wake I.8, II.4 (Mamalujo) proofs, III.1 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.3
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 29
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.1 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003)
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N10 (VI.B.16) Apr-May 1924 : Paris.
146 pages unruled paper 19.4 x 13.6 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: Finnegans Wake III.1-III.2 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.1 (most) and VI.C.6 (loose pages)
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 32
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.16 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003)
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N11 (VI.B.5) mid May-late Jul 1924 : Paris, Brittany.
180 pages graph paper 20.9 x 13.4 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: Finnegans Wake III.1-III.2 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.4
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 30
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.5 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004)
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N12 (VI.B.14) Aug-late Nov 1924 : Brittany, Paris, London, Paris.
232 pages graph paper 17.3 x 11 cm.
First use: Finnegans Wake III.1-III.3 early drafts.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 32
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.14 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2002)
Sources

N13 (VI.D.3) early Dec 1924-Feb 1925 : Paris.
Missing notebook (see VI.C.4 220-280, VI.C.5 1-91 for partial copy).
First use: Finnegans Wake III.3 early drafts, revision of III.1-3..
Transcription: VI.C.4VI.C.5
Publication (facsimile): none
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N14 (VI.B.7) Mar-mid Apr 1925 : Paris.
240 pages graph paper 14.7 x 9.5 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.2 and I.5 for Contact Collection and Criterion.
Transcription: VI.C.5VI.C.7
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 30
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N15 (VI.D.2) mid Apr-May 1925 : Paris.
Missing notebook (see VI.C.3 178-242 and also VI.C.15 177-252 for partial copy).
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.2 for Contact Collection.
Transcription: VI.C.3VI.C.15a
Publication (facsimile): none
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N16 (VI.D.1) May-Jun 1925 : Paris.
Missing notebook (see VI.C.2 123-197 for partial copy).
First use: general notetaking.
Transcription: VI.C.2
Publication (facsimile): none
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N17 (VI.B.9) Jun-early Jul 1925 : Paris
154 pages graph paper 17.8 x 10.4 cm.; many pages torn out and missing.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.7 and I.8 for This Quarter and Calendar/Navire d'argent.
Transcription: VI.C.4
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 31
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N18 (VI.B.8) late Jul-Sep 1925 : Northern and Western France.
240 pages graph paper 16.8 x 10.9 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.8 for Calendar of Modern Letters (see Letters, Beach, 27 July, 31 July and 22 August, 1925), III.4 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.7 and VI.C.13
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 30
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N19 (VI.B.19) Jun-early Jul, and Sep-late Nov 1925 : Paris
228 pages graph paper 16.6 x 10.6 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.7 for This Quarter, III.4 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.14
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 33
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N20 (VI.B.13) Nov 1925- Feb 1926 : Paris.
232 pages graph paper 16.7 x 10.5 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: Finnegans Wake III.4 early drafts, revision of III.1-3.
Transcription: VI.C.12VI.C.13
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 32
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N21 (VI.B.20) Feb-Apr 1926 : Paris.
116 pages graph paper 21.7 x 8.4 cm.
First use: Finnegans Wake III.2 interlude (“Dave the Dancekerl”), revision of III.1-3.
Transcription: VI.C.3VI.C.4 and VI.C.11VI.C.15b
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 33
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N22 (VI.B.17) Apr-May 1926 : Paris.
108 pages ruled paper 20.9 x 13 cm. An additional 8 pages (a01-a08) can be assumed from the transcriptions, four of which (a05 to a08) have turned up in the Léon Collection at the National Library of Ireland (see NLI MS 36,639/19).
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake III.1-4.
Transcription: VI.C.5 and VI.C.11
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 33
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N23 (VI.B.12) Jun-Aug 1926 : Paris.
192 pages ruled, lined paper 21.5 x 13.7 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake III.1-4, early drafts of II.2§8 (the “triangle”).
Transcription: VI.C.7VI.C.6
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 31
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N24 (VI.D.5) Aug-Sep 1926 : Belgium.
Missing notebook (see VI.C.8 217-end, VI.C.9 1-91; and also VI.C.10 249-end, VI.C.16 1-65).
First use: Finnegans Wake II.2§8 early drafts, I.1 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.8VI.C.9 and VI.C.10VI.C.16
Publication (facsimile): none
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N25 (VI.B.15) late Sep 1926-late Jan 1927 : Paris.
224 pages graph paper 19.1 x 12.5 cm.
First use: Finnegans Wake II.2§8 drafts, I.1 drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.13VI.C.14
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 32
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N26 (VI.B.18) Mar-Jul 1927 : Paris, Holland, Paris.
286 pages ruled paper 21.4 x 13.3 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.3-I.5 for transition, I.6 early draft.
Transcription: VI.C.8
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 33
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N27 (VI.X.3) Summer 1927 : Paris.
Missing notebook. VI.B.49d(a) et ses. -- 2 pages graph paper 18 x 10.7 cm. -- probably belongs to this notebook.
First use: preparation of Finnegans Wake I.6 for transition.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): none
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N28 (VI.D.6) Fall-Winter 1927 : Paris.
Missing notebook (see VI.C.11 96-217 for partial transcription).
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.7-I.8 for transition, and I.8 for Anna Livia Plurabelle.
Transcription: VI.C.11
Publication (facsimile): none
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N29 (VI.B.21) Jan-Apr 1928 : Paris, Normandy, Paris.
300 pages ruled, lined paper 20.7 x 13.4 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake II.2§8 for transition, III.1 for transition, and I.8 for Anna Livia Plurabelle.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 34
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N30 (VI.B.22) May-late Jun 1928 : South of France, Paris.
188 pages graph paper 18.9 x 11.5 cm. VI.B.49g(a) et seq., 2 pages blue stationery 26.7 x 20.7 cm., contains notes contemporaneous with this notebook.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.8 for Anna Livia Plurabelle, III.2 for transition.
Transcription: VI.C.13
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 34
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N31 (VI.B.26) Jul-Sep 1928 : Austria, Paris.
182 pages ruled, lined paper 24.9 x 9.3 cm.
First use: general notetaking.
Transcription: VI.C.10
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 35
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N32 (VI.B.23) 1928 Sep-Dec : Le Havre, Paris.
156 pages unruled, heavy paper 17.8 x 12.5 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake III.3 for transition.
Transcription: VI.C.10
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 34
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N33 (VI.B.4) Jan-late Apr 1929 : Paris.
336 pages ruled, lined paper 21.2 x 13.2 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake III.3 for transition, I.6§3, II.2§8 and III§IC for Tales Told of Shem and Shaun.
Transcription: VI.C.16VI.C.15a
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 29
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N34 (VI.B.27) May-July 1929 : Paris, England.
156 pages unruled, heavy paper 17.4 x 12.1 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake I.6§3, II.2§8 and III§IC for Tales Told of Shem and Shaun, III.4 for transition.
Transcription: VI.C.17
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 35
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N35 (VI.B.24) Aug 1929-early Feb 1930 : England, Paris.
294 pages ruled, lined paper 20.9 x 13.2 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: revision of III.4 for transition; III§3B for Haveth Childers Everywhere.
Transcription: VI.C.16
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 34
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N36 (VI.B.29) Feb-late Mar 1930 : Paris.
224 pages ruled, lined paper 20.4 x 13 cm. VI.B.49f(a) et seq., 2 pages unruled paper 26.9 x 20.8 cm., contains notes gathered for this notebook.
First use: revision of III§3B for Haveth Childers Everywhere.
Transcription: VI.C.9
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 36
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.29 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2001)
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N37 (VI.B.28A) late Mar-early Apr 1930 : Paris.
First 9 pages of this notebook; ruled, lined paper 18.9 x 12.3 cm.
First use: revision of III§3B for Haveth Childers Everywhere.
Transcription: VI.C.9
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 35
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N38 (VI.B.32) May-Oct 1930 : Zurich, Paris, England, Étretat, Paris.
232 pages ruled, lined paper 21.1 x 13 cm.
First use: notes for Finnegans Wake II.1
Transcription: VI.C.6VI.C.8
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 36
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.32 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004)
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N39 (VI.X.4) Nov-Dec 1930 : Paris, Zurich, Paris.
Missing notebook; brown cover (referred to in Letters, NLPL unpublished, 17 August, 28 August, 30 August, 3 September, and 8 September, 1932). The thematically related material at the beginning of SDI (see below) is possibly from this notebook.
First use: Finnegans Wake II.1 early drafts.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): none
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N40 (VI.B.28B) Jan-Feb 1931 : Paris.
Final 91 pages of this notebook; ruled, lined paper 18.9 x 12.3 cm.
First use: notes for Finnegans Wake II.1 (none used, but see Letters, BLHW, 29 January 1931).
Transcription: VI.C.9VI.C.10
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 35
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N41 (VI.B.33) late Feb-early Apr 1931 : Paris.
200 pages ruled, lined paper 20.7 x 13.2 cm.
First use: notes for Finnegans Wake II.1, II.1 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.6
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 37
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.33 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003)
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SB (VI.A, handwriting B) sometime between 1925 and 1931 : Paris.
Recycled matter from notebook N14 (VI.B.7) in the hand of George Joyce.
First use: A few units transferred to Sheets I.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 28
Publication (annotated edition): Thomas Connolly, ed., James Joyce's Scribbledehobble (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1961)
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SD1 (VI.A, handwriting D, part 1) early March 1931 : Paris.
Recycled matter from earlier notebooks (see Letters, I, 11 March 1931). Pages 1-20, 22-47 of the notebook.
First use: Finnegans Wake II.1 early drafts, and the abandoned fragment II.2§4.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 28
Publication (annotated edition): Thomas Connolly, ed., James Joyce's Scribbledehobble (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1961)
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N42 (VI.B.31) late Apr-Nov 1931 : England, Paris.
272 pages ruled, lined paper 20.9 x 13.3 cm.
First use: revision of Book I transitions (first set).
Transcription: VI.C.9
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 36
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SD2 (VI.A, handwriting D, part 2) Oct-Nov 1931 : Paris.
Pages 744-762 of the notebook. Recycled matter from text of Book I transitions.
First use: revision of Book I transitions (first set).
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 28
Publication (annotated edition): Thomas Connolly, ed., James Joyce's Scribbledehobble (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1961)
Sources

N43 (VI.B.35) early and late 1932 : Paris, Zurich, Paris.
142 pages ruled paper 20.8 x 13.2 cm.; some pages missing. Includes notes from a sourcetext mentioned in Letters, BLHW, 15 August 1932. VI.B.49b(a) et seq., 2 pages unruled paper 21 x 15.7 cm, contains a continuation of notes entered in this notebook. VI.B.49a(a) et seq., 1 page unruled paper 19 x 15.1 cm., contains notes compiled contemporaneously with this notebook.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake Book I transitions (second set), II.1 for transition.
Transcription: VI.C.14VI.C.17
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 37
Sources

Sheets I late 1932 : Paris.
Recycled matter from notebooks.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake II.1 for transition.
Text Entry Levels :
II.1§1  (219.01-222.21) : (4)
II.1§2  (222.22-236.32) : (2), 3
II.1§4  (240.05-244.12) : (5), 6
II.1§5  (244.13-246.36) : (3)
II.1§6C (249.06-252.32) : (3)
II.1§6D (252.33-256.16) :  0, (3)
Origin:
N29 (VI.B.21)—N34 (VI.B.27)—N3 (VI.B.3)—N43 (VI.B.35)— N42 (VI.B.31)—N41 (VI.B.33), with material from VI.A interspersed.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1977), vol. 51

N44 (VI.B.34) Jan-Summer 1933 : Paris
188 pages ruled paper 21.1 x 13 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake Book III transitions (first set), II.2 early drafts, II.3§1 (Norwegian Captain) notesheets.
Transcription: VI.C.1
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 37
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Sheets II 1933-1935
Recycled matter from notebooks. Most of these sheets appear to have been composed around the same time as the sheets for the Book III transitions. They therefore date from ca. 1933. The last few were prepared later, possibly in 1934 or 1935. First use: Composition of the opening & closing pages of FW II.2 (§1-3, 5, 7, 9)
Text Entry Levels:
II.2§1.0
II.2§2.0
II.2§3.1
II.2§3.2
II.2§5.0
II.2§5.2
II.2§6.0
II.2§6.1
II.2§7.0
II.2§7.2
II.2§7.3
II.2§9.0

II.2§1.5
II.2§3.2
II.2§3.4
II.2§3.5
II.2§9.4
II.2§9.6
II.2§8.12
II.2§9.1 (MS missing)
III§2A.13
Origin:
N3 (VI.B.3), N41 (VI.B.33), N29 (VI.B.21), SA(VI.A)', VI.C.10
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vols. 52 (mainly), 61, 63 (sporadic)

N45 (VI.B.43) probably mid-late 1933 : Switzerland, Paris.
136 pages graph paper 14.6 x 9.5 cm.
First use: only one unit used, II.1§7.4 (copy for The MimeTranscription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 39
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Raphael I late 1933 : Paris.
Recycled matter: first batch of transcribed notebooks (probably VI.C.1-4). [according to RE FR helped get Mime out] III, 24 April, 1934 NLPL, 20 October, 1934 NLGC, 22 November, 1934 NLGC, 11 April, 1935 NLGC, 20 May, 1935 NLGC, 29 June, 1935 NLGC, 6 November, 1935

VI.C.1 late 1933 : Paris.
Recycled matter: in first batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N10 (VI.B.16, p13-end) 1-74
N6 (VI.B.11, entire) 75-208
N44 (VI.B.34, beginning-p.172) 209-280
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 41

VI.C.2 late 1933 : Paris.
Recycled matter: in first batch of transcribed notebooks. Green board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N44 (VI.B.34, p.172-end) 1-5
N5 (VI.B.2, entire) 6-122
N16 (VI.D.1) 123-197
N8 (VI.B.6, beginning-p.136) 198-280
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 41

VI.C.3 late 1933 : Paris
Recycled matter: in first batch of transcribed notebooks. Green board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N8 (VI.B.6, 136-end) 1-50
N9 (VI.B.1, entire) 51-177
N15 (VI.D.2) 178-242. See also VI.C.15a
N21 (VI.B.20, beginning-p.68) 243-280
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 41

VI.C.4 late 1933 : Paris
Recycled matter: in first batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N21 (VI.B.20, p.68-end) 1-27. See also VI.C.11 / VI.C.15b.
N11 (VI.B.5, entire) 28-153
N17 (VI.B.9, entire) 154-219
N13 (VI.D.3, part) 220-280
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 41

Sheets III 1933 Summer-Winter : Switzerland, Paris.
Recycled matter from notebooks. In compiling these sheets Joyce seems to have read through the notebooks several times, each time drawing material for a different chapter of Book III. In doing this, he either kept the notebooks together in an undisturbed pile, as each chapter listing follows the same notebook sequence, or (and more probably), after finishing with N41 (the first notebook resorted to) he began to transcribe simultaneously onto not one sheet but onto four sheets (or perhaps five sheets, see Sheets IV below), marked “Da”, “Db”, “Dc”, and “Dd”, sorting the material as he saw fit as he proceeded ONCE through the set of notebooks.
In incorporating the material into Work in Progress, Joyce and his helpers worked directly from the sheets, occasionally mistranscribing elements in the process. The elements do not seem to have been dictated, as is evidenced by such entries as we find on MS 47486a-310b (61:016) [Sheet iii-10].
First use: revision of FW Book III transitions (first set)
Text Entry Levels :
III§1A.12/1B.3/1C.9/1D.12
III§2A.13/2B.11/2C.13
III§3A.10
III§4.7
Origin:
VI.B.33 (N41), VI.B.3 (N3), VI.B.21 (N29), VI.B.34 (N44) [in reverse], VI.B.20 (N21), VI.B.17 (N22), VI.C.01, VI.C.03, VI.C.02
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 61

Sheets IV late 1933- early 1934 : Paris.
Recycled matter from notebooks. This set of sheets were compiled around the same time and from the same set of VI.C notebooks as the main batch of Book III transition sheets (see Sheets III above). They were used when Joyce constructed the earliest draft of the “Norwegian Captain” section of II.3 (Scenes in the Tavern). Joyce designated the particular episode involved, II.3, with the code “Nc” (the “c” is inside the square). Thus, just as chapters 1-4 of Book III were styled “Da”, “Db”, “Dc”, and “Dd”, we can now see that chapters 1-4 of Book II were styled “Na”, “Nb”, “Nc”, and “Nd” (but with the letters inside the square). Whereas the Shaun episode code (designating Shaun, Yaun, Yawn and Dawn) is well known, it is only in this case that we find compelling evidence for the Book II episode code. A small amount of corroborative evidence to the same effect appears sporadically in the notebooks.
First use: preparation of first draft of II.3§1 (“Norwegian Captain”).
Text Entry Level :
II.3§1.0
Origin: Joyce began to copy material from N.44 (VI.B.34), which he worked through in reverse page order, and continued, but no longer in reverse order, with notebooks VI.B.20, VI.B.17 and so on, as in:
VI.B.34 (N.44) [in reverse], VI.B.20 (N.21), VI.B.17 (N.22), VI.C.01, VI.C.03, VI.C.02, VI.C.04, VI.C.05
Publication (online facsimile): NLI website JBZJJF/W/1/23-C and following pages.

N46 (VI.B.36) early-late 1934 : Paris, Belgium, Switzerland. Joyce requested a copy of one the sources for material in this notebook in September 1933 (see Letters, I, 10 September and NLGC unpublished, 12 September, 1933) and it was received March 1934 (see Letters, III, 1 April and 10 July, 1934).
328 pages ruled, lined paper 18.9 x 12.5 cm.
First use: notes for revision of Finnegans Wake Book III transitions, II.2 for transition.
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 37
Sources

N47 (VI.B.40) Feb 1935-early 1936 : Switzerland, Paris.
230 pages graph paper 21 x 13.5 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake Book III transitions (second and third sets).
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 38
Sources

Sheets V June-July 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter from notebooks (see Letters, NLHW, 19 July 1935).
First use: additions to Finnegans Wake Book III transitions (second set).
Text Entry Levels
III§1A.12'/1B.3'
III§1A.12+/1B.3'+
III§1A.12'+/1B.3'+
III§1C.9
III§1D.12
III§1D.12'
III§1D.12'+
III§2A.13'/2B.11'/2C.13'
III§2A.13'+/2B.11'+/2C.13'+
III§2A.13+'/2B.11+'/2C.13+'
III§3A.10
III§3A.10'
III§3A.10'+
III§3A.10+
III§4.7
III§4.7'
III§4.7+'
Origin:
N47 (VI.B.40), VI.C.3, VI.C.2, VI.C.5, VI.C.6.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 61

Raphael II early 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter: second batch of transcribed notebooks (probably VI.C.5-10).

VI.C.5 early 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter: second batch of transcribed notebooks. Green board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N13 (VI.D.3, part) 1-91
N1 (VI.B.10, entire) 92-169
N22 (VI.B.17, p.1-68, missing pp) 170-223. See also VI.C.11.
N14 (VI.B.7, beginning-p.197) 224-280
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 41

VI.C.7 early 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter: second batch of transcribed notebooks. Black and white board covers, flyleaves, 138 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N14 (VI.B.7, p.198-end) 1-19
N18 (VI.B.8, entire) 20-135. See also VI.C.13
UN5 (VI.D.4A) 136-201
UN4 (VI.D.4B) 202-234
UN6 (VI.D.4C) 235-254
UN1 (VI.D.4D) 255-269
N23 (VI.B.12, beginning-p.6) 270-276
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 41

VI.C.6 early 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter: second batch of transcribed notebooks. Black and white board covers, flyleaves, 138 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N23 (VI.B.12, p6-end) 1-140
N10 (VI.B.16, missing pages) 140-142
N10 (VI.B.16, p1-12) 142-149
N41 (VI.B.33, entire) 150-239
N38 (VI.B.32, beginning-p.130) 240-bfv
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 42

VI.C.8 early 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter: second batch of transcribed notebooks. Black and white board covers, flyleaves, 138 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N38 (VI.B.32, p.130-end) 1-47
N26 (VI.B.18, entire) 48-216
N24 (VI.D.5, part) 217-bfv. See also VI.C.10 / VI.C.16
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 42

VI.C.9 early 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter: second batch of transcribed notebooks. Black and white board covers, flyleaves, 138 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N24 (VI.D.5, part) 1-19
N36 (VI.B.29, entire) 20-124
N42 (VI.B.31, entire) 125-235
N37 (VI.B.28, p1-9) 236-239
N40 (VI.B.28, p10-93) 239-bfv
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 42

VI.C.10 early 1935 : Paris.
Recycled matter: second batch of transcribed notebooks. Green board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N40 (VI.B.28, p93-end) 1-58
N31 (VI.B.26, entire) 59-168
N32 (VI.B.23, entire) 169-248
N24 (VI.D.5, part) 249-280. See also VI.C.8 / VI.C.9
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 42

Sheets VI early 1936 (see Letters, NLHW, 5 February and NLFF, 16 February, 1936): Paris.
Recycled material from notebook N47 (VI.B.40). The original sheets are missing, so are replaced here by the typescripts. These are numbered 1-10, though the originals were probably in the following order: 3, 4, 1, 2, 6, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10.
First use: late corrections to FW Book III transitions (third set).
Text Entry Level:
III§1A.12++/1D.12++ // 2A.13++/2B.11++/2C.13++ // 3A.10++/3B.17+ // 4.7++
Origin: N47 (VI.B.40)
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 61

N48 (VI.B.38) Spring-Sep 1936 (see Letters, NLGC, 23 July 1936 for the address entered on page 151). : Paris, Denmark.
200 pages ruled, lined paper 18.8 x 12.2 cm.
First use: late corrections to Finnegans Wake Book I transitions, II3§1 early drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.18
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 38
Sources

N49 (VI.B.39) Summer 1936 : Denmark.
54 pages graph paper 10.5 x 6.8 cm.; some pages missing.
First use: random notes (none used).
Transcription: none
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 38
Sources

N50 (VI.B.37) Sep-Dec 1936 : Paris
238 pages graph paper 20.6 x 13 cm.; 2 pages missing.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake II.3§1 for transition, II.3§2-4 drafts.
Transcription: VI.C.17
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 38
Sources (The usage of one source is mentioned in Letters, III, 1 December, 1936)

Raphael III 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: final batch of transcribed notebooks (probably VI.C.11-18). Each of the extant original notebooks copied at this stage has an “R” written in Madame Raphael's hand at the end of the notebook. The first part of VI.C.16 (the copy of the second part of VI.D.5) might be part of the previous batch (the incomplete notebook having been returned to Mme Raphael).

VI.C.16 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. The first part of VI.C.16 (the copy of the second part of VI.D.5) might be part of the previous batch (the incomplete notebook having been returned to Mme Raphael). Green board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N24 (VI.D.5, part) 1-65
N35 (VI.B.24, entire) 66-231
UN2 (VI.D.7) 232-274
N33 (VI.B.4, beginning-p11) 275-bfr
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 42

VI.C.15a (first part) 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N33 (VI.B.4, p11-end) 1-176
N15 (VI.D.2) 177-252. See also VI.C.3
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 42

VI.C.11 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N22 (VI.B.17, 1-68) 1-58. See also VI.C.5.
N22 (VI.B.17, missing pages) 59-63
N22 (VI.B.17, p69-104) 63-93
N22 (VI.B.17, missing pages) 93-95
N28 (VI.D.6) 96-217
N21 (VI.B.20, beginning-p101) 218-bfr
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 43

VI.C.15b (conclusion) 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N21 (VI.B.20, p102-end) 253-262. See also VI.C.3 / VI.C.4
N12 (VI.B.14, beginning-p19) 263-bfr
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 42

VI.C.12 1936-early 1937 : Paris.>
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N12 (VI.B.14,p19-end) 1-223
N20 (VI.B.13, beginning-p184) 224-bfr
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 43

VI.C.13 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Green board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N20 (VI.B.13, p184-end) 1-26
N18 (VI.B.8, entire) 27-155. See also VI.C.7
N30 (VI.B.22, entire) 156-264
N25 (VI.B.15, beginning-p.18) 265-bfr
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 43

VI.C.14 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N25 (VI.B.15, p.18-end) 1-161
N19 (VI.B.19, entire) 162-255
N43a (VI.B.49a,b) 256-260
N43 (VI.B.35, beginning-p39) 260-bfr
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 43

VI.C.17 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Maroon board covers, flyleaves, 140 leaves of ruled paper, stitched; approximately 18.8 x 14.5 cm.
N43 (VI.B.35, p40-end) 1-63
N34 (VI.B.27, entire) 64-150
N50 (VI.B.37, entire) 151-237
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 43

VI.C.18 1936-early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter: third and final batch of transcribed notebooks. Black cloth board covers, flyleaves, 150 leaves of ruled paper with red and blue vertical lines, stitched; approximately 20.9 x 13.3 cm. The final 206 pages of this notebook constitutes authorial notebook N56 (VI.B.41).
N48 (VI.B.38, entire) 1-95
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 43

Sheets VII December 1936- early 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter from notebooks.
First use: additions to setting TS of FW II.3§1 for transition 26
Text Entry Levels : II.3§1.3, II.3§2.3 (MS) and II.3§3.2 (MS)
Origin: N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.10, VI.C.11, VI.C.12, VI.C.18
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vols. 54 and 55 (sporadic)

N51 (VI.B.44) Spring-late August 1937 : Paris, Zurich, Paris, Zurich.
192 pages graph paper 21 x 13 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake Books I and III galleys (first set).
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 39

Sources

N52 (VI.B.42) late August-early Dec 1937 : Zurich, Paris
192 pages graph paper 20.5 x 13.2 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake Books I and III galleys (first set), and of II.1, II.2 and II.3§1-3 for printer.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 39

Sources

Sheets VIII late 1937 : Paris.
Recycled matter from notebooks.
First use: additions to Finnegans Wake Books I and III galleys (first set).
Text Entry Levels :
Group One:
I.1§§1.6/2.6 // I.2§1.9/2.9/3.9 // I.3§1.9/2.9/3.9 // I.4§1.9/2.9 // I.5§1.10/4.10 // I.6§1.7/2.5/3.10/4.6 // I.7§1.10/2.10 // I.8§1.18: Galleys (first set) for the printers of Finnegans Wake; dated by the printer 12 March 1937
Group Two:
III§§1A.13/1B.4/1C.10/1D.13 // 2A.14/2B.12/2C.14 // 3A.11/3B.18 // 4.8: Galleys (first set); dated by the printer 22 April and 31 May 1937
Origin: N52 (VI.B.42), VI.C.07
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 49

N53 (VI.B.46) early Dec 1937-Feb 1938 : Paris.
142 pages unruled paper 20.4 x 14.2 cm.; 2 pages missing.
First use: revision of II.1, II.2 and II.3§1-3 for printer, II.3§5 drafts, II.3§4-5 for transition.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 40
Publication (annotated edition): Danis Rose, ed., James Joyce's The Index Manuscript (Colchester: A Wake Newslitter Press, 1978)
Sources Arrival of sources is mentioned in Letters, NLHW, 2 February and NLPL, 12 February, 1938.

N54 (VI.B.45) Jan-Feb 1938 : Paris, Zurich.
156 pages unruled, heavy paper 17.5 x 12 cm. The contents pages of Joyce's copy of Moore's Melodies forms an appendix to this notebook.
First use: revision of II.3§4-5 for transition, Book I galleys (second set), and II.1-11.3§1 galleys.
Note: Joyce and Gilbert were observed using this notebook in April 1938 (see Mercanton memoir, 15 April 1938), the words in question coming from the Finno-Urgic portion of the Languages source.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 40
Sources

N55 (VI.X.5) Mar-Aug 1938 : Paris.
Missing notebook.
First use: Finnegans Wake Book IV early drafts, II.3§2-5 for printer, and II.3§6-7 drafts.
Publication (facsimile): none
Sources

N56 (VI.B.41) late Aug-mid Oct 1938 : Lausanne, Paris.
Final 206 pages of notebook VI.C.18; ruled paper 20.9 x 13.3 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake II.3§6-7, II.4 and IV for printer, II.3§2-5 galleys, and Book III galleys (second set).
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 39
Sources

N57 (VI.B.47) Nov-Dec 1938 : Paris.
100 pages graph paper 14.8 x 9.2 cm.
First use: drafts of Finnegans Wake Book IV§5 (finale), and revision of Book IV galleys.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 40
Publication (annotated edition): V. Deane, D. Ferrer & G. Lernout, eds, The Finnegans Wake Notebooks at Buffalo - VI.B.47 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004)
Sources

N58 (VI.B.30) late Nov-late Dec 1938 : Paris.
192 pages graph paper 14.6 x 9.2 cm.
First use: revision of Finnegans Wake II.3§6-7 and II.4 galleys, late corrections for Books III and IV.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 36
Sources

N59 (VI.B.48) Summer-Fall 1939 : Switzerland, Brittany, Paris.
96 pages graph paper 17 x 11 cm.
First use: random notetaking, Finnegans Wake errata.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 40
Sources

N60 (VIII.C.2) 1940 : Vichy France, Switzerland.
A pocket diary; brown leather covers; 148 pages 11 x 6.6 cm.
Memorandum notebook: addresses, random notetaking, railway timetable.
Publication (facsimile): James Joyce Archive (New York: Garland, 1978), vol. 3, pp. 426-472
Sources

From the above, and bearing in mind the minor overlapping (usually the result of Joyce going away and coming back) it is clear that intellectually the whole set of the notebooks comprises one long continuous allincluding diachronic integument, Joyce having paid no heed to the documents as documents in themselves. It is for this reason that the whole tale that this meta-diary relates remains for a total edition to tell.

Inversely, the Spielberg-Rose/O'Hanlon correspondence is as follows.

VI.B.1 -- N9
VI.B.2 -- N5
VI.B.3 -- N3
VI.B.4 -- N33
VI.B.5 -- N11
VI.B.6 -- N8
VI.B.7 -- N14
VI.B.8 -- N18
VI.B.9 -- N17
VI.B.10 -- N1

VI.B.11 -- N6
VI.B.12 -- N23
VI.B.13 -- N20
VI.B.14 -- N12
VI.B.15 -- N25
VI.B.16 -- N10
VI.B.17 -- N22
VI.B.18 -- N26
VI.B.19 -- N19
VI.B.20 -- N21

VI.B.21 -- N29
VI.B.22 -- N30
VI.B.23 -- N32
VI.B.24 -- N35
VI.B.25 -- N4
VI.B.26 -- N31
VI.B.27 -- N34
VI.B.28 -- N37
VI.B.29 -- N36
VI.B.30 -- N58

VI.B.32 -- N38
VI.B.33 -- N41
VI.B.34 -- N44
VI.B.35 -- N43
VI.B.36 -- N46
VI.B.37 -- N50
VI.B.38 -- N48
VI.B.39 -- N49
VI.B.40 -- N47

VI.B.41 -- N56
VI.B.42 -- N52
VI.B.43 -- N45
VI.B.44 -- N51
VI.B.45 -- N54
VI.B.46 -- N53
VI.B.47 -- N57
VI.B.48 -- N59
VIII.C.2 -- N60

VI.D.1 -- N16
VI.D.2 -- N15
VI.D.3 -- N13
VI.D.5 -- N24
VI.D.6 -- N27