*VI.J.4: "Work in Progress"/Finnegans Wake Miscellaneous Manuscript: Holograph Faircopy of "'s alphabet of 29 letters" for transition 6/Finnegans Wake I.6(1926):
Material Description and Collation: The manuscript consists of a sheet of high quality laid paper, with a watermark of an image of a mailed arm & battle-axe and below it: "FABRIQUÉ EN ÉCOSSE". Joyce used the sheet horizontally, with the perforated edge on the left hand side e. The manuscript is in Joyce's hand in lead pencil; the verso is blank. The manuscript is the same kind of paper as MSS VI.I.1, I.2, I.30, and I.42, with the same perforations on one side; all were probably torn from the same or similar tablets or blocks of sheets.
Title: The manuscript is headed "'s alphabet of 29 letters (Izzy is born | on last day of February of a leap year)".
Contents: The manuscript is an extradraft faircopy version of Joyce's text on Finnegans Wake notebook MS VI.B.19, p.  that Joyce added on the first copy of the first set of galley proofs of transition 6 (BL MS 46473, f. 204). This manuscript was not sent to the printer but may have been a gift for Beach.
Measurements: The manuscript measures 13.0 x 19.0 cm.
Dating: Joyce wrote this manuscript in early August 1927.
Publication: This manuscript has not been reproduced.
Publication: Sylvia Beach acknowledges the gift of this manuscript in a letter to Joyce, dated 24 November 1926 (Jahnke Bequest, Zurich James Joyce Foundation).