*VI.F.1: "Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake Typescripts: Variant Corrected and Revised Carbon of the First Typescript of the Opening Passage of Finnegans Wake I.1 (1926):
Material Description and Collation: The manuscript consists of a loose sheet of heavy, unlined paper, watermarked "Ministre". It is a double-spaced typewritten bottom (carbon) blue ink copy, with corrections in black ink and an addition in lead pencil, all in Joyce's hand; the verso is blank. The outer edge of the sheet is ragged on all sides; there are tears along the horizontal and vertical folds of the sheet.
Measurements: The manuscript measures 31.0 x 20.9 cm.
Contents: The manuscript is a corrected and emended extradraft copy of the first typing of FW 003.01–14.
JJA Draft Code: I.1§1.1'|-.
Dating: The manuscript was typed in early November 1926 and probably revised between 24 November and 16 December.
Other Markings: The manuscript has been folded both horizontally and vertically and there are residue traces of blue ink on the lower half of the page from the typing.
Publication: This copy of the typescript was partially reproduced in black and white in Luca Crispi, "ReCollecting Joyce at Buffalo: Revising and Completing the Catalog," in Genetricksling Joyce, edited by Sam Slote and Wim Van Mierlo (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999), pp. –26, p. 26. (Note that the catalogue citation has been revised since that publication.)
Notes: The top (original) copy of this manuscript is BL 53748, f.163 (JJA 44.079); it has the same corrections, which Joyce had separately revised earlier and then mailed to Harriet Shaw Weaver on 15 November 1926 (see LI 247 and SL315–317). Weaver then made further emendations based on Joyce's instructions in his letter of 24 November (see LIII 146). The typescript copies are not identical: neither contains the same emendations.