Finnegans Wake

II.3: Book II Chap. 3

Details of the various draft stages.

Compiled by Danis Rose and John O'Hanlon

2010 edition FW pages 238-296
1939 edition FW pages 309-382

II.3 Sections

1 : FW 1939 309-331.36 (“The Norwegian Captain”)
2 : FW 1939 332.01-337.03
3 : FW 1939 337.04-338.03
4 : FW 1939 338.04-354.06 (“Butt and Taff”)
5 : FW 1939 354.07-355.07 (“Butt and Taff” conclusion)
6 : FW 1939 355.08-370.29
7 : FW 1939 370.30-382

Part 1: II.3 §1

Note: The draft analysis of II.3 can be divided into five, essentially independent parts. These comprise an elaboration of Joyce's 1926 plans for the episode (see Letters, I, 7 June 1926), as emended in 1935 (see Letters, NLHW, 19 July 1935) and reconfigured in 1938. The five parts are:
(1) II.3 §1, the “Norwegian Captain”, the first ‘story’ from the ‘scene in the public’;
(2) II.3 §2-3, a shorter intermediate passage;
(3) II.3 §4-5, “Butt and Taff”, the second ‘story’;
(4) II.3 §6, H.C.E's ‘confession’, a kind of self-justification; and
(5) II.3 §7, ‘lights out in the village’ or ‘going to sleep’, originally intended as the end of Book II (see Letters, I, 8 November 1926) before being brought back into II.3 when, in August 1938, “MaMaLuJo” and a forgotten “Tristan and Isolde” were combined and rewritten to become the new II.4.

Section ONE: 1939 FW 309-331 (‘The Norwegian Captain’)

Note: When the MS of Book III was dispatched to Faber and Faber in January 1936, Joyce was able to get back to Book II, specifically to 1. He had most of the pertinent notesheets (see §1.0χ below) already to hand, and may even have had some preliminary draft work done, but he could now concentrate on it, when circumstances allowed. In June 1936, T.S. Eliot brought back the MSS of part I and part III for retyping by Léon and the work on II.3 was again interrupted (see Letters, NLFF, 7 May, CJJ, 5 June and 12 July, 1936). Most of August-September was spent on holiday, during which he also had to deal with the upcoming English publication of Ulysses (by John Lane of the Bodley Head: see Letters, NLPL, 4 September 1936). He returned to Paris on 13 September 1936. Yet he did not resume intensive work until the end of October 1936 (see Letters, NLHW, 5 November, 1936).

II.3§1.0
Fair copy/first draft (ink); early and late 1936 (possibly sent to Harriet Weaver on 5 November 1936: see Letters, NLHW, 5 November and 9 November, 1936).
MS: BL 47479, fols. 2v, 3r, 3v, 4r, 4v, 5r, 5v, 6r, 6v, 7r, 7v, 8r, 8v, 9r, 9v, 10r, 10v, 11r, 11v, 12r, 12v, 13r, 13v, 15r, 14r, 14v, 16r, 16v, 17r, 17v, 18r, l8v, 19r, 19v, 20r, 20v, 21r, 21v, 22r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 2-41
Notebooks used: N47 (VI.B.40), N48 (VI.B.38), N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.1, VI.C.4, VI.C.7, VI.C.9, Sheets IV (see below)

II.3§1.0χ
Extradraft material used in composing §1 above. Most of it dates from around the time of the first two rounds of Madame Raphael's copying of his notebooks: it includes units from both the originals and, on different sheets, from the copy of those originals; mid 1930s.
MS: BL 47479, fol. 23r, Zurich notesheets (can be viewed online)
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 42, not reproduced
Notebooks used: N21 (VI.B.20), N22 (VI.B.17), N44 (VI.B.34), VI.C.1, VI.C.2, VI.C.3, VI.C.4, VI.C.5, VI.C.7

II.3§1.1 (See also II.3§1.1+)
First typescript; probably November 1936 (§2.0 was possibly drafted around the same time).
MS: BL 47479, fols. 47v, [missing] = 48r, 25r, 25v, [missing] = 50r, 50v, [missing] = 51r, [missing], 41r, 41v, 42r, 42v, 43v, 44r, 44v, 45r, [missing]
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 44-49, 100, 51-59
Notebooks used: N48 (VI.B.38), N50 (VI.B.37)

II.3§1.1+
Retyped pages (mixed originals and carbons) of above draft; November 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 26r, 26v, 27r, 27v, 28r, 28v, 29r, 29v, 30r, 30v, 31r, 31v, 32r, 32v, 33r, 33v, 34r, 34v, 35r, 35v, 36r, 37r, 37v, 38r, 38v, 39r, 39v, 40r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 61-89
Notebooks used: N48 (VI.B.38), N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.8°

II.3§1.2 (See also II.3§1.2+)
Second typescript (carbons). At one point continuous with §2.1. Note that the version of the close (written in on fols. 71r-v) postdates this draft level (see §1.3χ); November 1936, given to Harriet Shaw Weaver 5 December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 46r, 46v (48r), 49r, 49v, (50r), 50v, (51r), 51v, 52r, 52v, 53r, 53v 54r, 54v, 55r, 55v, 56r, 56v, 57r, 57v, 58r, 59r, 59v, 60r, 60v, 61r, (60v), 61v, 62r, 62v, 65r, 65v, 66r, 67r, 67v, 68r, (67v), 68v, 69r, (68v), 66v, 69v, 70r, 70v, 71r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 93-139
Notebooks used: N48 (VI.B.38), N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.4°, VI.C.9°

II.3§1.2+
Retyped pages of above draft (see also §2.2); November 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 63r [missing], 72r, 73r, [missing]
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 142-144
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37)

II.3§1.3 (See also II.3§1B.3 and II.3§1.3+)
Third typescript (carbons), prepared for the printer of transition 26; late November 1936 (see Letters, III, 1 December, 1936).
MS: BL 47479, fols. 79r, 114r, 83r, 84r, 85r, 86r, 87r, 88r, 89r, 90r, 91r, 92r, 93r, 94r, 115,r, 96r, 97r, 98r, 99r, 100r, 101r, 116r, 117r, 105r, 106r, 118r, 108r, 109r, 110r, 111r, 112r, 113r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 147-178
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), Sheets VII

II.3§1.3χ
Early versions of the addition on fol. 113r. See also §2.1.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 71r, 71v, 193r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 139-141.

II.3§1B.3
First draft (ink) of paragraph in 1939 FW 309.11-310.21; probably December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 75r 76r, 77r, 78r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 180-183
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.1°, Sheets IV°

II.3§1.3+
Retyped pages of §1.3 (incorporating §1B.3) and with some later additions (see §1.3+χ) in Harriet Weaver's handwriting1; December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 80r, 81r, 82r, 95r, 102r, 103r, 104r, 107r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 184-191
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), Sheets VII

II.3§1.3+χ
Extradraft material. Some of these additions were copied onto §1.3+ by Harriet Weaver; December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fol. 119r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 192
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37)

Note: The revised typescript was sent to transition (now located in New York) in mid-December 1936 (see Letters, NLVP, 16 December, 1936). Only minor revisions were made on the transition proofs, assuming he even got these. Otherwise he was finished with the piece until near the end of 1937.

II.3§1.4
Proofs of transition 26. Minor revisions only; early 1937.
MS: missing
JJA: not reproduced

Note: transition 26 was published in New York in the Spring of 1937 (see Letters, NLVP, 18 February, 1937).

Copy for Faber and Faber

Note: The copy for this segment of II.3 was sent to Faber and Faber on 18 December 1937 (see Letters, NLFF, 18 December 1937).

II.3§1.5 (See also II.3§1.5+)
Revised pages of transition 26; 1st half December 1937. Fol. 128r-v is the page temporarily returned to Paul Léon in May 1938 (see Letters, NLHW, 29 May 1938).
MS: BL 47479, fols. 121r-v, 122r-v, 123r-v, 124r-v, 125r-v, 126r-v, 127r-v, 128r-v, 129r-v
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 195-212
Notebooks used: N52 (VI.B.42), N51 (VI.B.44)°, N53 (VI.B.46), VI.C.18

II.3§1.5+
Pages of transition 26 with typed versions of revisions, prepared for the printer of Finnegans Wake; sent to Faber and Faber 18 December 1937.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 130r, 131r, 130v, 132r, 133r, 134r, 133v, 135r, 136r, 135v, 137r, 138r, 139r, l38v, 140r, 141r, 142r, 141v, 143r, 144r, 143v, 145r, 146r, 147r, 146v, 148r, 149r, 150r, 149v, 151r, 152r, 153r, 154r, l52v, 155r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 214-251
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46)°

Proofs for Finnegans Wake II.3 (1939 FW 309-331)

II.3§1.6 (See also II.3§1.6+)
Galley proofs 277-292 for Finnegans Wake, continuous with those (galleys 255-277) for II.1. Dated by the printer 19 January 1938 (first half) and 28 January 1938 (second half): see Letters, NLHW, 2 February 1938. One correction (actually a restoration) on galley 289 derives from a letter sent by Harriet Weaver (see Letters, NLHW, 29 May 1938). Sent to Faber and Faber the end of June 1938 (see Letters, NLFF, 27 June 1938.
MS: BL 47477 fol. 296v; BL 47479, fols. 167r, 167v, 168r, 168v, 169r, 169v, 170r, 170v, 171r, 171v, 172r, 172v, 173r, 173v, 157r, 157v, 158r, 158v, 159r, 160r, 160v, 161r, 161v, 162r, 162v, 163r, 164r, 165r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 254-285
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46), N54 (VI.B.45), VI.C.5°

II.3§1.6+
Duplicate galley proofs of the second half of this Section, prepared for the printer of Finnegans Wake; probably June 1938. The last sheet contains the note “to be followed immediately by the typescript —” (see §2.5/3.4).
MS: BL 47479, fols. [missing], [missing] = (173v), 174r, 174v, 175r, I75v, 176r, 177r, 177v, 178r, 178v, 179r, 179v, 180r, 181r, 182r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 284-299

Part 2: II.3 §2-3

Section TWO: 1939 FW 332-337.03

II.3§2.0
First draft (ink); probably November 1936 (see also §1.1).
MS: BL 47479, fols. 184r-185r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 302-303
Notebooks used: N48 (VI.B.38), N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.8°

II.3§2.1
First typescript (carbons). At one point continuous with §1.2:: see also §1.3χ; November 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. (71v), 186r, 186v, 187r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 304-307
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.9°

II.3§2.2
Second typescript (originally a direct continuation of §1.2+); November-December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 189v, 190r, 190v, 191r, 191v, 189r, 192r, 193v, 194r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 308-317
Notebooks used: N48 (VI.B.38)°, N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.4, VI.C.6, VI.C.8, VI.C.9°, VI.C.10, VI.C.11°, VI.C.12 , VI.C.18, Sheets VII

II.3§2.2'
Unmarked duplicate of §2.2. There is a genealogy of Finn written by Joyce on the verso of page 27; probably December 1936. This is part of a document sold in 2009 by Sotheby's of London (see Lot 120, first 3 pages of item A); November-December 1936.
MS: private, 25r, 26r, 27r, 27v
JJA: not reproduced

II.3§2.2'χ
A revised version of the genealogy of Finn (the 4th page of Lot 120 item A above); November-December 1936.
MS: private
JJA: not reproduced

II.3§2.2χ
Extradraft material; November-December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fol. 195r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 318

Section THREE: 1939 FW 337.04-338.03

II.3§3.0
First draft; probably December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fol. 196r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 321
Notebooks used: N48 (VI.B.38), N50 (VI.B.37)

II.3§3.1
Typescript; probably December 1936.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 192v, 197r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 322-323
Notebooks used: VI.C.6, VI.C.9°, VI.C.18°

Sections TWO and THREE (integrated): 1939 FW 332-338.03

II.3§2.3/3.2
Fair copy (ink); 1937.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 199r, 200r, 200v, 201r, 201v, 202r, 202v, 203r, 204r, 204v, 205r, 206r, / (206r), 207r, 208r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 326-340
Notebooks used: VI.C.6°, VI.C.8, VI.C.10, VI.C.11°, VI.C.12, VI.C.13, Sheets VII

II.3§2.3χ/3.2χ
Extradraft material; 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fol. 157r, BL 47488, fol. 264r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 341-342
Notebooks used: VI.C.12, VI.C.13

II.3§2.4'/3.3'
Typescript, uniform with §4.3' and§6.3'; containing only a small number of changes written in by Joyce or Léon: 1937. This is part of a document sold in 2009 by Sotheby's of London (see Lot 120, first 12 pages of item B).
MS: private, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
JJA:: not reproduced

II.3§2.4/3.3
Typescript, same as above but with further revisions, uniform with §4.3 (fols. 220v and 221r also contain material for §6.3χ); 1937.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 210r, 211r, 211v, 212r, 212v, 213r, 214r, 214v, 215r, 215v, 216r, 216v, 217r, 217v, 218r, 219r, / (219r), 220r, 220v, 221r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 344-363
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46)

Copy for Faber and Faber

II.3§2.5/3.4
Fresh typescript: the first page contains the note “to follow immediately Galley 292” (see §1.6+) and the final page the note “to be followed immediately by the text from Transition” (See §4.7+/5.4+). A few corrections only, no revisions: received by Faber and Faber before 27 June 1938.
MS: BL 47479, fols. 223r, 224r, 225r, 226r, 227r, 228r, 229r, 230r, 231r, 232r, 233r, / (233r), 234r, 235r
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 365-377

Proofs for Finnegans Wake 2-3 (1939 FW 332-338.03)

II.3§2.6/3.5
Galley proofs 292a-292e, of which only sheet 292a and a single typed addition survives, continuous with those for §4.8/5.5. Dated by the printer 22 July 1938; returned September 1938 (see Letters, NLFF, 25 July and 27 September, 1938).
MS: BL 47479, fols. 237r, 238r, [missing], / [missing]
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 378-379
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A)°, N56 (VI.B.41)

Part 3: II.3 §4-5

Section FOUR (‘Butt and Taff’) 1939 FW 338.04-354.06

II.3§4.0
First draft (ink), possibly incomplete, partly written on the verso of the last page of §2.2; fols. 2v, 3r-v also contains the first draft of §6B; the additions on MS 47480-3v (see also §4.2+χ) are crossed through in blue when they relate to §4 and purple when for §6B; probably late 1936 or early 1937.
MS: BL 47479, fol. 194v, BL 47480, fols. 2r, 2v-3r, 3v
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 2-6
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.4°, VI.C.6, VI.C.8, VI.C.9, VI.C.10, VI.C.11, VI.C.18, Sheets VII

II.3§4.0χ
Extradraft material; see also §6B.0χ and §6B.1χ; probably late 1936 or early 1937.
MS: Zurich JBZJJF/W/1/32
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): not reproduced

II.3§4.1
Second draft (ink); fol. 152r also carries the opening sentences of §6; early 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 5r, 5v, 6r, 6v-7r, 7v-152r,
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 9-15
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.7°, VI.C.9, VI.C.10, VI.C.11, VI.C.12

II.3§4.2 (See also II.3§4.2+)
Fair copy (ink). The final paragraph was later used as the opening of §6.2; 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 9v, 10r, 10v, 11r, 11v, 12r, 12v, 13r, 13v, 14r, I4v, 15r, 15v, 16r, / (16r)
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 18-31
Notebooks used: SD1 (VI.A)°, N50 (VI.B.37), N51 (VI.B.44)°, VI.C.9, VI.C.10, VI.C.11, VI.C.12, VI.C.13, Sheets VII

II.3§4.2χ
Extradraft material. Also used in §4.3χ; 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 18r, 20r, 18v, 19r, 36r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 32-36

II.3§4.2+
Additions; 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fol. 17r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 37
Notebooks used: VI.C.12, , Sheets VII

II.3§4.2+χ
Extradraft material for additions. See also §4.0 and §6B.0 and §4.4χ; 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fol. (3v), 151r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 6, 123

II.3§4.3'
First typescript, consecutive with §2.4'/3.3' and followed immediately by §6.3'; only lightly revised, apart from the original version of a long addition later copied onto §4.3: 1937. This is part of a document sold in 2009 by Sotheby's of London (see Lot 120, pages 13-27 of item B).
MS: private, 13, 13v-14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 (first 2 lines)
JJA:: not reproduced
Notebooks used: VI.C.11

II.3§4.3 (See also II.3§4.3' and II.3§4.3+)
First typescript, consecutive with §2.4/3.3 and followed immediately by (but revised separately from) §6.3; 1937.
MS: BL 47479, fol. 221v; BL Add MS 47480, fols. 22r, 22v, 23r, 23v, 24r, 24v, 25r, 26r, 26v, 27r, 27v, 28r, 28v, 29r, 29v, 30r, 30v, 31r, 31v, 32r, 32v, 33r, 33v, 34r, 34v, 35r, 35v, 181r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 40-69
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37)°, N51 (VI.B.44), N53 (VI.B.46), N54 (VI.B.45)°, VI.C.8°, VI.C.11, VI.C.12, Sheets VII

II.3§4.3χ
Extradraft material. See also 4.2, 6B.1 and 6.3χ; 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fol. 19r, 36r, 160r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 35, 70, 125

II.3§4.3+
Late additions to §4.3; late 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fol. 37r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 71

II.3§4.4
Typescript; probably December 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 38v, 39r, 39v, 40r, 40v, 41r, 41v, 42r, 42v, 43r, 65v, 60r, 60v, 61r, 43v, 44r, 44v, 45r, 45v, 46r, 46v, 47r, 62r, 48r, 48v, 49r, 49v, 50r, 50v, 51r, 51v, 52r, 52v, 53r, 193v, 63r, 63v, 64r, 53v, 54r, 54v, 55v, 56r, 56v, 57r, 58r, 62v, 65r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2):
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46), N54 (VI.B.45), VI.C.6, VI.C.8, VI.C.9, VI.C.10°, VI.C.11, VI.C.12, VI.C.18, Sheets VII

II.3§4.4χ
Extradraft material, including dialogue elements (an extension of 4.0/6B.0) later fragmented for insertion in 4.4). See also 4.2+χ; probably December 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 61v, 151r, 162r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 122-124

Section FIVE: 1939 FW 354.07-355.07 (‘Butt and Taff’ conclusion)

II.3§5.0
First draft; prepared after §4.4 above; probably early 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. (193v)-68r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 128-129
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46)

II.3§5.0+
Preliminary draft of fragment; in Buffalo notebook; early 1938.
MS: Buffalo N54 (VI.B.45) pages 41, 42, 43
JJA: 40 (VI.B.45-50): 21-22

II.3§5.1
Second draft (incomplete); early 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 66r, 67r, [missing]
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 130-131
Notebooks used: N54 (VI.B.45)

Sections FOUR and FIVE (‘Butt and Taff’) 1939 FW 338.04-355.07

II.3§4.5/5.2 (See also II.3§4.5+)
Typescript; early 1938 (see Letters, NLHW, 20 January 1938).
MS: BL 47480, fols. 70v, 71r, 71v, 72r, 73r, 74r, 74v, 75r, 75v, 76r, 76v, 77r, 77v, 78r, 78v, 79r, 80r, 80v, 81r, 81v, 82r, 82v, 83r, 83v, 84r, 84v, 85r, 86r, 86v, 87r, 88r, 88v, 89r, 89v, 90r, 90v, 91r, 91v, 92r, 93r, 94r, 94v, 95r, 96r, 97r, 97v, 98r, 99r, 100r, 100r, 100v, 101r, 102r / 103r, 103v, 105r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 134-190, 193
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46), N54 (VI.B.45), VI.C.13°

II.3§4.5χ
Discarded first attempt at typing out BL Add MS 47480, fol. 72r; early 1938.
MS: Buffalo VI.E.3.a
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 191

II.3§4.5+
Late additions, authorial, subsequently copied onto §4.5 above by an amanuensis; early 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 106r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 192
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46)

II.3§4.6/5.3 (See also II.3§4.6′ and II.3§4.6+)
Proofs (incomplete: galleys 211, 212 and 217 only) for transition 27 set from an only lightly corrected §4.5/5.2 typescript above. Most of the additions entered on that typescript reappear here copied in by an amanuensis. With new authorial additions; February-March 1938.
MS: [missing], BL 47480, fols. 108r, 109r, [missing], 110r, [missing], / [missing]
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 195-197
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46), N54 (VI.B.45)°, VI.C.10°

II.3§4.6'
Additions keyed to galleys 209, 210 and 216 (all missing) of the transition 27 proofs; February-March 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 111r, 112r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 200-201
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46)

II.3§4.6χ
First draft of additions for galleys 216 and 219 (both missing) of the transition 27 proofs; February-March 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. l06v, l07r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 198-199
Notebooks used: N54 (VI.B.45)°

II.3§4.6+
Proofs, second set, for transition 27 (§4 only). The additions entered at draft 6, draft 5+ and most of those entered at draft 5 appear on typed sheets attached to the versos of the relevant proofs; February-March 1938.
MS: Zurich galleys JBZJJF/W/1/31 206, 207-207a, 208-208a, 209-209a, 210-210a, 211-211a, 212-213a, 214-213a, 214-214a, 215-215a, 216-216a, 217-217a, 218-218a, 219-219a, 220-220a (can be viewed online)
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): not reproduced

Note: transition 27 was published in May 1938.

Copy for Faber and Faber

II.3§4.7/5.4 (See also II.3§4.7+/5.4+)
Revised pages of transition 27; probably June 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 114r-v, 115r-v, 116r-v, 117r-v, 118r-v, 119r-v, 120r-v, 121r-v, l22r-v, 123r, / (123r), 123v
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 205-224
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46), Moore's Melodies

II.3§4.7'/5.4'
Pages of transition 27 (pp.59-78) corrected by Harriet Shaw Weaver (see Letters, NLHW, 24 May 1938); May 1938.
MS: Tulsa, Léon collection pps. 59-78
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): not reproduced

II.3§4.7+/5.4+
Pages of transition 27 with typed versions of revisions on §4.7/5.4 and corrections from §4.7'/5.4', prepared for the printer of Finnegans Wake; the first page contains the note “to follow immediately the typescript“ (see §2.5/3.4); probably June 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 125v, 126r, 126v, 127v, 128r, 129r, 128v, 130r, 131r, 130v, 132r, 133r 134r, 133v, 136r, 135r, 137r, 135v, 139r, 138r, 140r, 138v, 142r, 141r, 143r, 141v, 145r, 144r, 146r, 144v, 147r, 148r, 147v, 149r / (149r), 150r, 149v
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 226-265

Proofs for Finnegans Wake 4-5 (1939 FW 338.04-355.07)

II.3§4.8/5.5
Galley proofs 292e-292q (missing), continuous with those for §2.6/3.5; dated by the printer 22 July 1938; returned September 1938 (see Letters, NLFF, 25 July and 27 September 1938).

Page proofs for 1-5 (1939 FW 309-355)

II.3§1.7/2.7/3.6/4.9/5.6
Page proofs, first set (ends after first paragraph on page 355); dated by the printer 23 September 1938 and 8 October 1938; received back by Faber and Faber in two lots November 1938 (see Letters, NLFF, 21 November and 22 November. 1938), end December 1938 (see Letters, NLFF, 30 december 1938).
MS: Tulsa, U 309-320, X 321-336, Y 337-352, Z 353-355

II.3§1.7+/2.7+/3.6+/4.9+/5.6+
Page proofs, second set (ends after first paragraph on page 355), no revisions were made at this draft stage; not dated (probably December 1938).
MS: Tulsa, U' 309-320, X' 321-336, Y' 337-352, Z' 353-355

II.3§4.9++/5.6++
Page proofs, third set (with page 355 in full), continuous with §6.8'; dated by the printer 4 January 1939.
MS: Tulsa, Z'' 353-355

Part 4: II.3 §6

Section SIX: 1939 FW 355.08-360.32

II.3§6B.0
First draft (ink), continuous with §4.0, partly written on the verso of the last page of §2.2; the additions on MS 47480-3v (see also 4.2+χ) are crossed through in blue when they relate to §4 and purple when for §6B; probably late 1936 or early 1937.
MS: BL 47479, fol. 194v, BL 47480, fols. (2v)-(3r), (3v)
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 2-6
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.4°, VI.C.6, VI.C.8, VI.C.9, VI.C.10, VI.C.11, VI.C.18, Sheets VII

II.3§6B.0χ
Extradraft material; see also §4.0χ and §6B.1χ; probably late 1936 or early 1937.
MS: Zurich JBZJJF/W/1/32
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): not reproduced

II.3§6A.1
Draft of the opening sentence only (ink); continuous with §4.1; early 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fol. (152r)
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 15

II.3§6B.1
Second draft (ink) of the main body of the section, made in conjunction with §4.1 but revised along with §4.4 (see 47480, fol. 151r-v, which carries revisions for both drafts); drafted early 1937 but probably revised during the following winter.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 151v-152v-153r, 153v-155r; BL Add MS 47488.264v-BL Add MS 47480.154v, (153v)-(155r), 155v-156r, 156v-159r 157v-158r, (156v)-(159r), 159v-(160r)
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 269-283
Notebooks used: N50 (VI.B.37), VI.C.6°, VI.C.7°, VI.C.8, VI.C.9, VI.C.10, VI.C.11, VI.C.12, VI.C.13, VI.C.18, Sheets VII

II.3§6B.1χ
Extradraft notes; see also §4.0χ and §4.0χ/6B.0χ; 1937.
MS: Zurich JBZJJF/W/1/32
JJA:: not reproduced

II.3§6.2
Fair copy, written in four stages. The first few lines are appended to the end of §4.2; 1937.
MS: BL 47480, fols. (16r), 162v, 163r, 164r, 164v, 165r, 166r, 167r, 168r, 169r, 170r, 171r, 171v, 172r, 172v, 173r, 174r, 175r, 176r, 176v, 177r, 178r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 285-306
Notebooks used: VI.C.8°, VI.C.13°

II.3§6.3'
First typescript, consecutive with §2.4'/3.3' and§4.3'. This is the final part of a document sold in 2009 by Sotheby's of London (see Lot 120, pages 27-38 of item B); 1937.
MS: private, pages 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
JJA:: not reproduced

II.3§6.3
First typescript (carbon), numbered consecutively with, but revised separately from, §4.3: early 1938.
MS: BL 47480; fols. 180v, (181r), 181v, 182r, 182v, 183r, 183v, 184r, 185r, 185v, 186r, 186v, 187r, 188r, 188v, 189r, 189v, 190r, 190v, 191r, 191v, 192r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 308-331
Notebooks used: N51 (VI.B.44), N53 (VI.B.46), VI.C.6°, VI.C.9°, VI.C.10°, VI.C.12, VI.C.13°, Sheets VII

II.3§6.3χ
Extradraft material (see also §3.3); 1937.
MS: BL 47479, fols. (220v), (221r); Zurich JBZJJF/W/1/32; BL Add MS 47480, fols. 193r, 36r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 332-334

II.3§6.4
Second typescript, with long holograph additions. Note that fol. 210 also has a draft passage earlier used in II.1§2.7 and with similar revisions as appeared on (perhaps later) II.1§2.8; probably September 1938.
MS: BL 47488, fol. 262r; BL 47480, fols. 195r, 195v, 196r, 196v 197r, 197v, 198r, 198v, 199r, 199v, 200r, 200v, 201r, 201v, 202r, 202v, 203r, 203v 204r, 204v, 205r, 211r, 206r; BL 47488, fol. 263r, BL 47480, fols 207r, 209r 210r, 211v, 212r, 212v, 213r; BL 47488, fol. 266r; BL 47480, fol. 208r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 336-369
Notebooks used: N53 (VI.B.46)°, N56 (VI.B.41), VI.C.5°, VI.C.11°, VI.C.12, VI.C.13, VI.C.15, Sheets VII

II.3§6.4χ
Extradraft material.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 19v, 36v
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 370-371

II.3§6.5 (See also II.3§6.5+)
Typescript; September or early October 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols 215v, 216r, 216v, 217r, 217v, 246r, 246v, 247r, 248r, 248v, 249r, 221r, 221v, 222r, 222v, 223r, 223v, 250r, 226r, 227r, 227v, 228r, 229r, 229v, 230r, 230v, 231r, 231v, 232r, 232v, 233r, 233v, 235v, 236r, 236v, 237r, 237v, 238r, 239v, 240r, 240v, 241r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 372-417
Notebooks used: N56 (VI.B.41) (up to p.199)

II.3§6.5+
Retyped pages of above typescript; September or early October 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. (217v), 218r, 218v, 219r 220r; (223v), 224r, 225r; (231v), 234r, 235r; 238v, 239r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 418-433
Notebooks used: Moore's Melodies, N56 (VI.B.41)

Copy for Faber and Faber

II.3§6.6
Typescript (incomplete), prepared for printer of Finnegans Wake; November 1938 (received by Faber and Faber 18 November 1938)
MS: BL 47480, fols. 243r, 243v, 244r, 244v, 245r, 245v, [missing], 251r, [missing], 252r, [missing]
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 435-443
Notebooks used: N56 (VI.B.41) (up to p.250)

Part 5: II.3 §7

Section SEVEN: 1939 FW 370.30-382 (includes ‘Roderick O'Conor’)

II.3§7.0
First extant draft; March 1923 (see Letters, I, 11 March 1923: the ‘two pages’ mentioned in the letter do not appear to have survived); ink. Probably revised in July 1923 (a fragment of FHvii.0 is written in crayon on the verso: see Letters, I, 19 July 1923).
MS: BL Add MS 47480, fol. 267r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 446a
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A), N1 (VI.B.10), N3 (VI.B.3)°, N4 (VI.B.25)°

II.3§7.1
Fair copy (ink); possibly July 1923.
MS: BL Add MS 47480, fol. 269r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 446b

II.3§7.2
Fair copy (ink), sent to Harriet Shaw Weaver on 19 July 1923 (see Letters, I, 19 July 1923).
MS: BL 47480, fol. 270r-v
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 446c-446d
Notebooks used: SA (VI.A)°, N1 (VI.B.10)°

II.3§7.3'
Typescript (first page only) of ‘Roderick O'Conor’ piece; made by Harriet Shaw Weaver ca. 20 July 1923 and revised Autumn 1923; the revisions made on this draft did not enter the line of transmision of the text (see also IV§2.5' and IV§3.3').
MS: private, ROC-1, [missing]
James Joyce Broadsheet: 29 pp 1-4 (June 1989)

II.3§7.3 (See also II.3§7.3′)
Typescript (carbon) of ‘Roderick O'Conor’, augmented with a long holograph passage drafted in mid-1938; the two typescript pages were made by Harriet Shaw Weaver in Summer 1923, but the revisions on this copy date from Fall 1938 (see Letters, III, 8 September 1938, written shortly before he added the last paragraph on fol. 273).
MS: BL 47480, fols. 254r, 255r, 256r, 257v, 258r, 258v, 259r, (258r), 260r, 261v, 262r, 260v, 263r, 263v, 264r, 264v, 272r, 272v, 273r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 447-465
Notebooks used: Moore's Melodies°, N56 (VI.B.41)

II.3§7.3χ
Extradraft material; 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 257r, 254v
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 466-467

Copy for Faber and Faber

II.3§7.4 (See also II.3§7.4+ and II.3§7.4++)
Typescript; late Autumn 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. 275r, 276r, 276v, 277r, 278r, 278v, 290r, 290v, 291v, 292v, 294v, 291r, (291v), 292r, 283v, 284r, (284v), 285r, 285v, 286r, 286v, 287r, 287v, 288r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 470-495
Notebooks used: N56 (VI.B.41)

II.3§7.4+
Retyped pages of above typescript; late Autumn 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. (278r), (278v), 279r, 279v, 294r 294v, 295r, 295v 296r, 296v, 297r, 297v, 298r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 496-507
Notebooks used: N56 (VI.B.41)

II.3§7.4++
Pages of §7.4+, again retyped; late Autumn 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fols. (279v), 280r, 280v, 281r, 282r, 282v, 283r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 508-515
Notebooks used: N56 (VI.B.41)

Note: The typescript, presumably with originals replaced by retyped pages, was received by Faber and Faber on 18 November (see Letters, NLFF, 18 November 1938).

Proofs for Finnegans Wake 6-7 (1939 FW 355-382)

II.3§6.7/7.5 (See also II.3§7.5+)
Galley proofs 1-18 for Finnegans Wake; dated by the printer 2[6] November 1938 and sent to Léon on 28 November (see Letters, NLFF, 28 November 1938); revised November-December and sent back (or a copy sent) to Faber and Faber on 14 December (see Letters, NLFF, 15 December 1938).
MS: BL 47480, fols. 318r, 300r, 300v, 301r, 302r, 303r, 304r, 305r, 306r, 307r, 308r, 308v, 309r, 310r, 311r, / (311r), 312r, 317v, 316v, 312v, 313r, 313v, 314v, 315v, 314r, (317v), (316v), 315r, 315v, 316r, 317r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 518-548
Notebooks used: N56 (VI.B.41), N58 (VI.B.30)

II.3§7.5χ
Extradraft material; late 1938.
MS: BL 47480, fol. 319r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 549

II.3§7.5+
Late additions for galleys written on two sheets. One addition is missing; late 1938.
MS: BL 47488, fols. 260r, 261r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 550-551
Notebooks used: N58 (VI.B.30), VI.C.18°

Page proofs for 6-7 (1939 FW 355-382)

II.3§6.8/7.6
Page proofs (page 355 contains the final paragraph of §5.6++); dated by the printer 4 and 7 January 1939.
MS: [missing]

II.3§7.6+
Typescript of late addition for page 380 (see Letters, NLFF, 13 January 1939).
MS: BL 47488, fol. 230r
JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 555

II.3§6.8'/7.6'
Page proofs, duplicate set, no revisions, continuous with §5.6++; dated by the printer 4 January 1939 and 7 January 1939.
MS: Tulsa, Z'' 355-368, 2A 369-382

Note: There were very few revisions for this subepisode at page proof draft stage (see Letters, NLHW, 14 February 1939).

Errata for II.3 (1939 FW 308-382)

II.3§1.8/2.8/3.7/4.10/5.7/6.9/7.7
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. 309-382 (not reproduced); VI.H.4.b, fols. 19-22; VI.H.4.c, fols. 19-22 (not reproduced)
JJA: 54 (II.3 pt 1): 382-383; JJA: 55 (II.3 pt 2): 558-560.