van Gogh's letters - unabridged and annotated
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Letter from Theo van Gogh to Vincent van Gogh
(2 May 1889)
... you free to go out in order to work. As for me, I attribute a large part of your disease to the fact that your material existence has been too neglected. In an establishment like the one at St. Rémy there will be approximately the same regularity in...
Letter from Reverend Salles to Theo van Gogh
(10 May 1889)
... Arles, May 10th 1889 Dear Sir, Last Monday I received by telegraphic mandate your 200 francs, and, after hearing what your brother had to say, we left together on Wednesday morning for Saint Rémy. Since then I have been away, and on my return I found your letter. Your...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 10-15 May 1889)
... in surroundings will do me good, I think. As far as I can tell, the doctor here is of the opinion that what I have had is some sort of epileptic attack. But I haven't asked him more about it. Have you received the case of paintings, I am curious to ...
Letter from Dr. Peyron to Theo van Gogh
(26 May 1889)
... view outside of the establishment. You ask me for my opinion on the likely course of his malady; I must tell you that I reserve my prognosis for the moment, but I am afraid it is serious, because I have reason to believe that the attack that he had was caused...
Letters from Dr. T. Peyron to Theo van Gogh
(1889 - 1890)
... St.-Rémy, 29 January 1889. I am writing to you on behalf of M. Vincent, who is the victim of another attack. I therefore confirm receipt of the registered letter you sent him and of a roll of papers sent by normal mail. M. Vincent was getting on very...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 9 June 1889)
... black It is queer that every time I try to reason with myself to get a clear idea of things, why I came here and that after all it is only an accident like any other, a terrible dismay and horror seizes me and prevents me from...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(17 or 18 June 1889)
... maladies of our time, whether we like it or not. But with the number of precautions I am now taking, I am not likely to relapse, and I hope that the attacks will not begin again. ...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Wilhelmina van Gogh
(2 July 1889)
... My dear sister, Some days ago now I started writing another letter in reply to yours, but I discovered that I was not sufficiently master of my head to be able to write. I thank you and Lies for the book by Rod 1 , which I have read, and which...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(22 August 1889)
... know that you want me to drop you a line, I must let you know that it is very difficult for me to write, my head is so deranged. So I am taking advantage of an interval. Dr. Peyron is very kind to me and very patient. You can imagine that I am terribly distressed...

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