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Partial Duplicate Typescript of the “Oxen of the Sun” (14) Episode for The Little Review (1920)

Material Description and Collation

The manuscript consists of 5 loose sheets of thin typing paper, with some corrections and additions in Joyce’s hand in black ink on all of the pages. All of the pages are single-spaced typewritten black ink bottom (carbon) copies; all the versos are blank.


The sheets measure approximately 28.0 x 21.5–23.0 cm.


The sheets are paginated “18”, “19”, “20”, “26” and “27” in the lower left margin in pencil and “254”, “255”, “256”, “262” and “263” in the lower right margin in black ink.


The manuscript is a partial duplicate bottom copy of what were at least 4 complete typescripts (a top copy and 3 bottom copies) of the “Oxen of the Sun” episode, of which 3 other partial copies survives (Buffalo MS V.B.12.a.i, 12.a.iii and a copy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). This copy of the typescript contains only those additions, corrections and revisions Joyce made for The Little Review publication in 1920 and these emendations also appear on the corresponding pages of the other copies of the typescript. The text on the pages is as follows:

MS V.B.12.a.ii Ulysses 1922 (1992) / 1984
pp. [1]–[17]: [“1″–”17” & “236”–”253″] Missing
p. [18]: “18” & “254” 391.20–393.03 / 14.0985–1044
p. [19]: “19” & “255” 393.03–394.21 / 14.1044–1102
p. [20]: “20” & “256” 394.21–396.01 / 14.1103–1159
pp. [21]–[25]: [“21″–”25” & “257”–”262″] Missing
p. [26]: “26” & “262” 403.20–405.05 / 14.1451–1511
p. [27]: “27” & “263” 405.05–406.26 / 14.1511–1572
p. [28]: [“28” & “264”] Missing


The typescript was prepared in June 1920 in Trieste and revised by Joyce for The Little Review in black ink .


This manuscript has been reproduced in black and white photo-facsimile on JJA 14.161–165.


There are 2 manuscript draft levels prior to the Rosenbach (faircopy) manuscript version:

Earlier “Oxen of the Sun” Draft Later “Oxen of the Sun” Draft
Buffalo MS V.A.11 Buffalo MS V.A.13
Buffalo MS V.A.12 Buffalo MS V.A.14
NLI MS 36,639/11A NLI MS 36,639/11/C
NLI MS 36,639/11B Buffalo MS V.A.15
NLI MS 36,639/11/D
Buffalo MS V.A.16
Buffalo MS V.A.17
Buffalo MS V.A.18
NLI MS 36,639/11/E
NLI MS 36,639/11/F

Another partial typescript of The Little Review copy is at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Special Collection (see JJA 14.141–159).