IX.A.1: Miscellaneous Manuscripts: Loose Sheets:
Holograph Fragment of an Unknown Narrative (Probably 1900):
Material Description and Collation: The manuscript is a sheet of tan unruled paper, probably in Joyce's hand, in black ink; the verso is blank.
Measurements: The manuscript measures 22.5 x 17.9 cm.
Contents: If this is in fact an original Joyce composition, it would be the earliest surviving narrative prose manuscript of its kind. See Hans Walter Gabler's discussion of the manuscript on JJA 2.xxvi.
Dating: This manuscript was probably written in 1900.
Publication: This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 2.074.
Notes: The right margin is ragged, though none of the text has been lost.