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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Uncle Cor
Dordrecht, 8 March 1877

Dear Uncle,

When Pa was here the other day, he told me that you had asked him if Theo and I could come to see you someday. I am most anxious to see you and Aunt and talk with you both, and should therefore like to ask you whether it is convenient if Theo and I should take the first train from The Hague next Sunday and spend the afternoon or evening with you. Theo will have to go on a trip soon, and if we do not come now, it may not be possible for a long time.

It was a glorious day when Pa was here recently; we took a walk together, and also went to the museum to see the pictures by Scheffer.

All is well with me; at the beginning of the year there is a lot of work, so that I have to stay until twelve or one o'clock at night.

It is nice that Anna was able to find a situation so promptly too; I hope she will do well. If you agree to Theo and me coming next Sunday, kindly drop one of us a postcard; with kindest regards to you and Aunt, believe me in the meantime

Your affectionate nephew, Vincent

I should have written you about this sooner, but Pa did not ask me to go next Sunday until yesterday.


At this time, Vincent was 23 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Uncle Cor. Written 8 March 1877 in Dordrecht. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 87a.
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