At that time, indeed, he was possessed of two blotted scrolls and a fair copy in double.
But how many times had it been rewritten before that fair copy was prepared?
Perhaps, but the Baconians appear to assume that a “fair copy” is not, and cannot be, a copy in the handwriting of the author.
Go home and make a fair copy of your observations and thoughts.
He was making a fair copy of one of his two early one-act plays, then just finished.
That afternoon, somebody called to fetch the fair copy for Mr. Ashurst.
The duplicate list of the crew shall be a fair copy, in one uniform handwriting, without erasure or interlineation.
Of these notes a fair copy was made on his return to the Priory.
The score, on the contrary, is a fair copy of the work accidentally left unfinished.
So, committing his thoughts to paper, and taking a fair copy, he sent it to him.