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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Etten, 15 August 1878

Dear Theo,

I enclose a little word in Father's letter to say good morning to you. It is raining outside, as it has been doing often lately, and it is stormy too.

I wrote to the Reverend Mr. de Jonge that I am ready to go at once to Brussels whenever work or duty calls, but if there is no urgent reason for my coming immediately, I should like to stay a week longer here (because of Anna's wedding) and then arrive on Sunday 25th August.

I wonder if the exhibition of pictures there will still be open then - I should like very much to see it. I am eager to hear from you. I hope to write you more as soon as I am in Brussels; also about the exhibition - at least if it isn't already closed.

My compliments to Braat and Soek when you see them. À Dieu, have a good time. We speak about you at home every day. Write again soon, and receive a warm handshake from

Your loving brother, Vincent


At this time, Vincent was 25 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 15 August 1878 in Etten. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 125.
URL: http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/7/125.htm.

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