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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
London, 20 February 1874

Dear Theo,

Thanks for your letter. I don't want the book just now; take your time and send it back when you have finished it. I have not read the book by Van Vloten, but I should like to see it. I have read another book on art by Van Vloten, and did not quite agree with him, though it was very learned. Burger is simpler, and whatever he says is true.

I am glad you have been in Amsterdam. When you see him, will you thank Uncle Cor for the pamphlet he sent me? I am glad you feel so comfortable at Roos's.

Have you seen Mr. Jacobson's collection yet? He will certainly ask you to come to see it, and it is well worth while. Give him my respects and tell him I am doing quite well here and that I see many beautiful things.

I am all right and am very busy. Thank Willem for his letter and greet everybody at Roos's and Iterson and anybody who may ask after me. Best regards.


At this time, Vincent was 20 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 20 February 1874 in London. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 014.

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