Drafts and Dates

A list of drafts and their current dating, based on the research for The Edition of the "Finnegans Wake" Notebooks at Buffalo by Vincent Deane, Daniel Ferrer and Geert Lernout. If you have suggestions about changes to a specific draft, please let us know and provide us with the arguments and evidence. If your emendation is convincing, it will be adopted and, of course only if you agree, we will post your argument on the website. Please send all suggestions to geert.lernout@uantwerpen.be .

Draft Date of draft Date of insertions
I.1§1A.*0   Oct-Nov 1926
I.1§1D.*0   Oct-Nov 1926
I.1§1C.*0   Oct-Nov 1926
I.1§1E.*0   Oct-Nov 1926
I.1§1.*1   Nov 1926
I.1§2B.*1    Nov 1926
I.1§1.*2/2.*2  9 November 1926 Nov-Dec 1926
I.1§1.*2+/2.*2+  Nov-Dec 1926  
I.1§2.*2‡ Dec 1926  
I.1§1.3/2.3  16 Dec 1926 Dec 1926
I.1§1.3+/2.3+ 16 Dec 1926 Jan-Fev 1927
I.1§1.4/2.4  25 Feb 1927 Mar 1927
I.1§1.5/2.5   probably early 1936
I.2§1.*0 Aug-Sep 1923 Aug-Sep 1923
I.2§1.*1  Aug-Sep 1923 Aug-Sep 1923
I.2§1.*2 Sep-Oct 1923 probably late 1923
I.2§1.3 Late 1923 Mar-Jun 1925
I.2§1.4 April 1924  
I.2§2.*0 Oct 1923 Oct 1923
I.2§2.*1 Oct 1923 Oct 1923
I.2§3.*0 Oct-Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.2§3.*1 Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.2§3.*1+ Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.2§2.*2/3.*2 Nov-Dec 1923 Nov-Dec 1923
I.2§2.3/3.3 Dec 1923 early 1927
I.2§2.5/3.5 Mar 1927 Mar-Apr 1927
I.3§1.*0 Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.3§1.*1 Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.3§2.*0 Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.3§2.*1 Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.3§3.*0 Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.3§3.*1 Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.3§1.*2/2.*2/3.*2 Nov 1923 Nov-Dec 1923
I.3§1.3/2.3/3.3  Dec 1923 early 1927
I.3§1.*4/2.*4/3.*4  Mar 1927 Mar 1927
I.3§1.5/2.5/3.5 Mar-Apr 1927 Mar-Apr 1927
I.3§1.6/2.6/3.6 28 Apr 1927 Apr-May 1927
I.3§1.7/2.7/3.7 May 1927 May-Jun 1927
I.4§1A.*0  Nov 1923 Nov 1923
I.4§1A.*1 Nov-Dec 1923 Nov-Dec 1923
I.4§1A.*2 Dec 1923 Dec 1923-Jan 1924
I.4§1A.3 Jan 1924 1926-1927
I.4§1B.*3 Late 1926-early 1927 1926-1927
I.4§2.*0 Nov-Dec 1923 Nov-Dec 1923
I.4§2.*1 Dec 1923 Dec 1923-Jan 1924
I.4§2.*2 Jan 1924 Jan 1924
I.4§2.3 Jan 1924 1925-27
I.4§1(AB). *4/2.4 Mar 1927 Mar-Apr 1927
I.4§1.5/2.5 Apr-May 1927 Apr-May 1927
I.4§1.6/2.6 Apr-May 1927 May 1927
I.4§1.7/2.7 27 May 1927 May-Jul 1927
I.4§1.8/2.8 July 1927 mid-1930s
I.4§1.9/2.9   Feb 1937
I.5§1.*0 Dec 1923 Dec 1923-
I.5§1.*1 Dec 1923 Dec 1923
I.5§1.*2 Dec 1923 Dec 1923
I.5§2.*0 Dec 1923 Dec 1923
I.5§2.*1  Dec 1923 Dec 1923
I.5§2.*2 Dec 1923 Dec 1923
I.5§2.*3  Dec 1923-Jan 1924 Dec 1923-Jan 1924
I.5§2.*4  Jan 1924  
I.5§4.*0 Dec 1923-Jan 1924 Dec 1923-Jan 1924
I.5§4.*1 Jan 1924 Jan 1924
I.5§4.*2 Jan 1924 Jan-Feb 1924
I.5§1.3/4.3 Feb 1924 Feb-Mar 1925
I.5§1.3+/4.3+   Feb-Mar 1925
I.5§1.4/4.4 Mar-Apr 1925 Mar-Jul 1925
I.5§1.5/4.5 Apr 1925 Apr-Jun 1925
I.5§1.6/4.6 May-June 1925 Jul 1925
I.5§1.7/4.7 Jul 1925 June 1927
I.5§1.8/4.8 2 Jul 1927 Jul 1927
I.6§1A.*0 May-Jun 1927 May-Jul 1927
I.6§1B.*0 Jun-Jul 1927 Jun-Jul 1927
I.6§1(AB).*1 Jul 1927 Jul-Aug 1927
I.6§1.*2 Jul-Aug 1927 Jul-Aug 1927
I.6§1.3 Jul-Aug 1927 Jul-Aug 1927
I.6§1.4 Aug 1927 Aug 1927
I.6§1.4' Aug 1927 Aug 1927
I.6§1.5   Aug 1927
I.6§3.*0 Jul-Aug 1927 Jul-Aug 1927
I.6§3.*1 Aug 1927 Aug 1927
I.6§4.*0 Aug 1927 Aug 1927
I.6§4.*1 Aug 1927 Aug 1927
I.6§4.2 Aug 1927  
I.6§4.3 13 Aug 1927 Aug 1927
I.6§1.5/2.3/3.2/4.4 Late Aug 1927  
I.6§3.3 Sep 1927 Apr 1929
I.6§3.4 Apr 1929 Apr 1929
I.6§3.5 Apr 1929 Apr 1929
I.6§3.6 Apr-May 1929 Apr-May 1929
I.6§3.8 May-Jun 1929  
I.7§1.*0  Jan 1924 Jan 1924
I.7§1.*1 Jan 1924 Jan 1924
I.7§1.*2 Jan-Feb 1924 Feb 1924
I.7§2.*0 Jan-Feb 1924 Jan-Feb 1924
I.7§2.*1 Jan-Feb 1924 Jan-Feb 1924
I.7§2.*2 Feb 1924 Feb 1924
I.7§1.3/2.3 Feb 1924 Apr-May 1925
I.7§1.4/2.4 Jun 1925 Jun-Jul 1925
I.7§1.5/2.5 Jul 1925 Jul-Oct 1925
I.7§1.6/2.6 Oct 1925  
I.7§1.7/2.7 End of 1925 Aug-Sep 1927
I.7§1.8/2.8   Sep 1927
I.8§1A.*0 Feb 1924 Feb 1924
I.8§1A.*1/1B.*1 Feb 1924 Feb 1924
I.8§1.*2 Feb Feb-Mar 1924
I.8§1.*2+   Feb-Mar 1924
I.8§1.3 Feb-Mar 1924 Feb-Mar 1924
I.8§1.3+ Mar 1924 Mar-Jun 1924
I.8§1.4 Jun 1924 Jun 1924-Jul 1925
I.8§1.5 Jul 1925 Jul 1925
I.8§1.5' Jul 1925 Jul-Aug 1925
I.8§1.5+ Jul-Aug 1925 Aug-Sep 1925
I.8§1.6 Sep 1925 Sep 1925
I.8§1.7 Sep 1925 Sep-Oct 1925
I.8§1.8 Sep-Oct 1925 Sep-Oct 1927
I.8§1.9 7 Oct 1927 Oct 1927
I.8§1.10 Oct-Nov 1927 Oct-Nov 1927
I.8§1.11 Nov 1927 Nov 1927-Jan 1928
I.8§1.12 15 Feb 1928 Feb 1928
I.8§1.13 Feb 1928 Feb-May 1928
I.8§1.14 Feb 1928 May-June 1928
I.8§1.15 29 Jun 1928  
I.8§1.16 Oct 1928 Oct 1928-Jun 1930
I.8§1.17 1930 mid-1930's
II.1§4.S5|-/6D.S3|-    Feb 1933
II.1§1.S6/2.S4/3.S5/4.S7/5.S5/6.S5/7.S   Jan-April 1934
II.1§1.9/2.7/3.8/4.10/5.8/6.8/7.7   Jan 1938
II.2§2.*0   Oct 1923
II.2§3.*0   probably 1934
II.2§3.*1   1934
II.2§3.3   1934
II.2§4.1   1932
II.2§4.2   1932
II.2§4.3   1932
II.2§4.4   probably 1933
II.2§4.5   probably 1934
II.2§5.0   1934
II.2§5.1+   1934
II.2§5.2?/7.3?   1934-1937
II.2§6.*0   probably 1934
II.2§7.2   1934
II.2§8(ABC).*1   Jul 1926
II.2§8.2   Jul-Aug1926
II.2§8.3   Aug-Sep 1926
II.2§8.4   Jan 1928
II.2§8.5'   Jan 1928
II.2§9.*0   probably 1934
II.2§9.*4   1934
II.2§1.13/2.11/3.13/5.3-6.5/7.4/8.14/9.12   Feb 1938
II.3§1.*0   probably early 1935
II.3§6.4   1938
II.3§7.*0   Jul 1923
II.3§7.*1   Jul 1923
II.3§7.*2   Jul 1923
II.4§1.*0   Jul 1923
II.4§1.*0?   Jul 1923
II.4§1.*1   Aug 1923
II.4§2.*0/3A.*1   Oct 1923
II.4§2.*0+    Oct 1923
II.4§2.3/3.5   Oct 1923
II.4§2.4/3.4   Mar 1924
II.4§2.5/3.7   Mar 1924
II.4§2.8/3.10   late Aug 1938
II.4§3(AB).*2   Oct 1923
III§1A.*0/1D.*0//2A.*0/2C.*0   Mar 1924
III§1A.*1/1D.*1//2A.*1/2C.*1   April 1924
III§1A.*2/1D.*2//2A.*2/2C.*2    May 1924
III§1A.*3/1D.*3//2A.*3/2C.*3   second half of 1924
III§1A.*4/1D.*4//2A.*4/2C.*4   Late 1924
III§1A.5/1D.5//2A.5/2B.2/2C.5   Mar 1926
III§1A.6/1D.6//2A.6/2B.4/2C.6   Apr-May 1926
III§1A.7/1D.7//2A.7/2B.5/2C.7 May 1927 May 1926-Feb1928
III§1A.8/1D.8//2A.8/2B.6/2C.8 Feb 1928 Feb 1928
III§1BC.*0   Feb 1928
III§1A.10/1BC.1/1D.10 2 Mar 1928 Mar 1928
III§1A.11/1BC.2D.11   Mar 1928
III§1A.12/1D.12   1933-6
III§2A.9/2B.7/2C.9   April 1928
III§2A.10/2B.8/2C.10    May 1928
III§2A.11/2B.9/2C.11  5 Jun 1928 Jun 1928
III§2A.12/2B.10/2C.12 13-15 Jun 1928 Jun 1928
III§2A.13/2B.11/2C.13   1933-1936
III§3A.*0 Nov-Dec 1924 Nov-Dec 1924
III§3A.*1  Nov-Dec 1924 Nov-Dec 1924
III§3A.*1+ Nov-Dec 1924 Nov-Dec 1924
III§3A.*2/3B.*0 Nov-Dec 1924 Nov-Dec 1924
III§3A.*2+/3B.*0+ Dec 1924 Dec 1924
III§3A.*2++ Dec 1924 Dec 1924
III§3B.*1 Dec 1924 Dec 1924
III§3B.*2 Dec 1924 Dec 1924
III§3A.3/3B.3 Dec 1924-Jan 1925 Dec 1924-Jan 1925
III§3A.4'/3B.4' Jan 1925 Jan 1925-Apr 1926
III§3A.4/3B.4 Jan 1925 Jan 1925-Apr 1926
III§3A.5/3B.5 Apr 1926 Apr-May 1926
III§3A.6/3B.6 May 1926 May 1926-Apr 1928
III§3A.6+/3B.6+ May 1926-Apr 1928 May 1926-Apr 1928
III§3A.7/3B.7 18 April 1928  
III§3A.8/3B.8 Dec 1928-Jan 1929 Dec 1928-Jan 1929
III§3A.9/3B.9 Jan 1929 Jan-Feb 1929
III§3B.10 Feb 1929 Jun-Jul 1929
III§3B.11 July-Aug 1929 July-Aug 1929
III§3B.12 Aug 1929 Aug 29-Jan 1930
III§3B.12+ Jan 1930 Feb 1930
III§3B.13 Feb 1930 Feb 1930
III§3B.14 Feb-Mar 1930 Mar-May 1930
III§3B.15 May 1930 May 1930
III§3B.16 May 1930  
III§4A.*0/4G.*0/4JK.*0/4MN.*0    Oct-Nov 1925
III§4C.*0   Oct-Nov 1925
III§4F.*0/4H.*0   Oct-Nov 1925
III§4K.*0+/4MN.*0+/4P.*0    Oct-Dec 1925
III§4N.*1/4P.*1/4Q.*1/4R.*1/4S.*1/4T.*1   Oct-Nov 1925
III§4Q.*0   Oct 1925-Mar 1926
III§4.*2 Mar-Apr 1926 Mar-Apr 1926
III§4.*2+   Mar-Apr 1926
III§4.*2++ Mar-Apr 1926 Mar-Apr 1926
III§4.3 May 1926  
III§4.4' Early 1929  
III§4.5' 5 Oct 1929  
IV§2.*0   Mar 1923
IV§2.*1   Jul 1923
IV§3.*0   Jul 1923
IV§3.*1   Jul 1923
IV§4.*0   Sep-Oct 1938
IV§5.7   Nov 1938