Each notebook entry is tagged alphabetically. The colour of the strikeout is indicated by a superscript letter (b = blue, r = red, g = green, o = orange). Where several units derive from the same passage, they are separated by chevrons (>) and the source is quoted after the last unit.
The following information is given: FW reference (if ultimately unused then 000.00); MS reference; JJA reference; date of first draft usage; and JJA coding, indicating the section and level of entry. When a draft stage comprises a number of linked sections, the section entered by a particular unit is underlined.
The draft dating code takes the form of a hatch sign (#) followed by a six-digit figure yymmdd, where y = year, m = month and d = day. Where the day, or the month is unknown, zeros are used. When the date given is only probable, the hatch sign is bracketed. A "4" in the first day slot indicates that the figure following is not a day, but an interval in months following the preceeding two digits. A "20" in the month slot indicates a span of years.
For more information and examples of these conventions see:
Vincent Deane, "Conventions for Notebook Transcriptions," A "Finnegans Wake" Circular 3.3 (1988): 41‚42.
--. "Greek Gifts: Ulysses into Fox in VI.B.10," Joyce Studies Annual 5 (1994): 163‚175. 169‚170.
--. "Bywaters and the Original Crime," "Finnegans Wake": "teems of times," ed. Andrew Treip, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1994, 165‚204. 180.
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