Archival note

Archival note by A. Schmidt and A. Pichler (2015) on Ts-247 (ÖNB: Cod. Ser. n. 39.544, Title: ”Preface” • Date: Dated August 1938 • Language: English • Size and binding: 3 loose typescript sheets 258 x 200mm • Pagination and sequence: Paginated 2-3 on the top right (page 1 paginated in hand, not by Wittgenstein) • Writing instrument: Typewriter (one handwritten remark by Wittgenstein, see Comment) • Provenance: Theodore Redpath, purchased by ÖNB in 1996 • Comment: Handwritten remark by Wittgenstein in the right corner of page 1: "Better, though not good." The typescript is an English translation, with some changes, of Ts-225, the typescript of a preface to the prewar version of the Philosophical Investigations. The translation was produced by Theodore Redpath in cooperation with Ludwig Wittgenstein in August 1938. Redpath called it “Interim-Preface” (see: Theodore Redpath: Ludwig Wittgenstein: A student’s memoir. 1990. p.72ff.)