Just a line to welcome you. I wish it would be convenient
for you to drop in with your friend Bonger this afternoon
before dinner, let's say between 3 and 5.
I thought this might be the best thing to do, as you will
then be free to spend the whole evening at home.
I am rather busy, as they are reaping the corn in the
fields, for, as you know, this lasts only a few days, and it is
one of the most beautiful things.
But I will take care to be in the studio between 3 and
In the evening I'll drop in at Mother's for a little
But for the rest, you must not be offended when I go on with
With a handshake,
Ever yours, Vincent
At this time, Vincent was 32 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 6 August 1885 in Nuenen. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 419.
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