"Dublin Port and Docks Board Landing Sheds and transit sheds of Palgrave, Murphy and Company, steamship owners, agents for steamers from Mediterranean, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium and Holland and for Liverpool Underwriters' Association, the cost of acquired rolling stock for animal transport and of additional mileage operated by the Dublin United Tramways Company, limited, to be covered by graziers' fees." (U17.1737)
"Positing what protasis would the contraction for such several schemes become a natural and necessary apodosis?

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)
"Rothschild, Guggenheim, Hirsch, Montefiore, " (U17.1748)
"Morgan," (U17.1749)

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.
"Rockefeller) possessing fortunes in 6 figures, amassed during a successful life," (U17.1749)
"and joining capital with opportunity the thing required was done." (U17.1750)
"What eventuality would render him independent of such wealth?

The independent discovery of a goldseam of inexhaustible ore." (U17.1752)
"For what reason did he meditate on schemes so difficult of realisation?

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)
"His justifications?

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)
"As a physiologist he believed in the artificial placation of malignant agencies chiefly operative during somnolence.

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)
"What did the first drawer unlocked contain?
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.
"which showed a large globular head with 5 hairs erect, 2 eyes in profile, the trunk full front with 3 large buttons, 1 triangular foot:" (U17.1777)
"2 fading photographs of queen Alexandra of England" (U17.1778)
"and of Maud Branscombe, actress and professional beauty" (U17.1779)
A SV of Maud Branscombe.
"a Yuletide card, bearing on it a pictorial representation of a parasitic plant, the legend Mizpah, the date Xmas 1892, the name of the senders: from Mr & Mrs M. Comerford," (U17.1780)

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.'
Ithaca Pages: