van Gogh's letters - unabridged and annotated
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Letters from the Van Gogh Family to Theo van Gogh
... other and not open our hearts?” He thought that Father had brought about his transfer, which in itself he was pleased with, he wrote in his last unfriendly note. We later heard from Anna that he had sent her a postcard asking for his suitcase. She...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(26 November 1883)
... letters have been arriving later and later. If I had received a word of warning according to our arrangement, it would not rouse in me that feeling which I cannot help gradually getting now. That is to say that a certain insincerity is creeping into our relationship,...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(2nd half August 1885)
... you and also the drawings of figures. I told him I was sorry to say there had been a misunderstanding between Rappard and me, which I could hardly explain otherwise than that he had been gossiping about my work with other people from The Hague, and as he...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 24 April 1888)
... one for sleeping, one for work. For the people here are trying to take advantage of me so as to make me pay high for everything, on the pretext that I take up a little more room with my pictures than their other clients, who are not painters. On my side I...
Letter from Reverend Salles to Theo van Gogh
(7 February 1889)
... shown signs of mental distress. For three days he has imagined that he is being poisoned and is seeing nothing but poisoners and poisoned people everywhere. The cleaning woman, who looks after him with a certain devotion, noticing his more than abnormal...

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