Given a guarantee equal to the sum sought, the support, by deed of gift and transfer vouchers during donor's lifetime or by bequest after donor's painless extinction, of eminent financiers (Blum Pasha," (U17.1744)
John Pierpont Morgan (1837 - 1913) was an American financier and investment banker who dominated Wall Street throughout the Gilded Age. He headed the banking firm that ultimately became known as J.P. Morgan and Co. He died with an estimated fortune at $80 million. His son JP "Jack" Morgan built the Morgan Library in NYC; it includes a remarkable collection of items related to Joyce.
The independent discovery of a goldseam of inexhaustible ore." (U17.1752)
It was one of his axioms that similar meditations or the automatic relation to himself of a narrative concerning himself or tranquil recollection of the past when practised habitually before retiring for the night alleviated fatigue and produced as a result sound repose and renovated vitality." (U17.1754)
As a physicist he had learned that of the 70 years of complete human life at least 2/7, viz. 20 years are passed in sleep. As a philosopher he knew that at the termination of any allotted life only an infinitesimal part of any person's desires has been realised." (U17.1759)
What did he fear?
The committal of homicide or suicide during sleep by an aberration of the light of reason, the incommensurable categorical intelligence situated in the cerebral convolutions.
What were habitually his final meditations?
Of some one sole unique advertisement to cause passers to stop in wonder, a poster novelty, with all extraneous accretions excluded, reduced to its simplest and most efficient terms not exceeding the span of casual vision and congruous with the velocity of modern life." (U17.1763)
A Vere Foster's handwriting copybook, property of Milly (Millicent) Bloom, certain pages of which bore diagram drawings, marked Papli" (U17.1774)
This is a copybook like Milly owned. Vere Henry Foster (1819 - 1900) was an Irish diplomat and educator who relentlessly worked for the betterment of the Irish. He helped build schools in rural Ireland, devised cheap but effective school books, and tried to improve the salary of Irish school teachers. His series of Copy Books, used in Ireland's National Schools, was immensely popular, and over 4 million volumes were printed.
from Wikipedia: Mizpah is an emotional bond between people who are separated physically or by death. Mizpah jewellery is worn to signify this bond and the word 'mizpah' can be found on headstones in cemeteries and on other memorials. From Genesis 31: 'And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.'