IX.A.2: Miscellaneous Manuscripts: Loose Sheets:
"Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake Reading Notes (1929):
Material Description and Collation: The manuscript consists of 8 sheets of double-spaced typewritten black ribbon top (original) copies; the versos are blank.
Titles: The collection of notes is headed "The History of Hitchin." on p.  and there is also the heading "The Manor.", the title of book's first chapter; p.  is headed "The Church"; p. : "The Priory."; p.  "The Poor."; p.  "The Highways and Byways."; p.  "Merchants of Bristol." and p.  is headed "Pirates.".
Measurements: The manuscript measures 27.0 x 20.9 cm.
Pagination: As the only continuation of notes from a previous page, p.  is numbered "- 2 -"; the other sheets are not numbered.
Contents: The manuscript contains notes prepared for Joyce from Reginald L. Hine's The History of Hitchin (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1927). The extracts are preceded by the page numbers from Hine's book. Joyce transcribed the notes from here in Buffalo MS VI.B.29.126(f)–127(c).
Dating: This typed extract of notes was probably prepared for Joyce in mid 1929.
Other Markings: There are additions on pp.  and  in black ink.
Publication: This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 3.394–401. Also see The ‘Finnegans Wake’ Notebooks at Buffalo VI.B.29, edited by Vincent Deane, Daniel Ferrer and Geert Lernout, particularly pp. 8, 125 and 126.
Notes: There is a perforation in the upper left corners of all the sheets, where the sheets were held together by a fastener; the fastener has been removed for conservation purposes and is no longer with the manuscript. There is light foxing on all of the sheets and rust stains from a paper clip on p. .