(a) Notes. In 1938 Paul Léon, who was acting as Joyce's secretary, sent a number of note-sheets for the last seven episodes of Ulysses to Harriet Shaw Weaver. These have since been deposited in the British Museum. On the envelope containing the sheets Joyce wrote: 'Some sheets of notes for certain episodes in Ulysses'. There are twenty-nine separate sheets: eighteen of these are double (folded) and eleven are single. Joyce usually wrote on both sides of a sheet; allowing for the few blank pages, there are approximately ninety sides of notes. The double sheets are approximately 12 × 8 inches in size when folded; the single sheets vary widely, some being 9 × 7 1/2 inch sheets of graph paper. The handwriting is extremely difficult, and some of the entries are completely illegible.
The following is a census of the note-sheets by episodes:
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Similar notes for a number of episodes are contained in a notebook (La Hune 252) now in the Lockwood Memorial Library, University of Buffalo ( Slocum, p. 140, item E. 5. b. i).
(b) Early Drafts of Episodes. A number of manuscript drafts of parts of Ulysses were exhibited at the Librairie La Hune, Paris, in 1949; these were later acquired by the Lockwood Memorial Library, University of Buffalo. A brief description of these MSS. will be found in the La Hune catalogue, James Joyce: sa vie, son oeuvre, son rayonnement,