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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Paris, 9 November 1875

Dear Theo,

It is again time for you to hear from me, but it will only be a short note today; I have not much time, as I am very busy.

Thanks for what you sent me; I am very glad to have it.

I am glad for our parent's sake as well as for yours that you were at Etten on the day of the ordination. You must tell me all about it.

Uncle Vincent and Aunt left again yesterday. I saw quite a bit of them. To my great regret I did not see them off at the station when they left; enclosed is a note for Uncle, telling him how it happened.

We are in autumn, I suppose you go for walks often. Do you rise early? Me, I rise regularly at a good hour, it is an excellent habit to get into; the new day is so delicious, I have learnt to like it. Most of the time, I go to bed at an equally good hour.

I shall write more soon. Write again soon and about everything. With a firm handshake, I am always

Your loving brother, Vincent

At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 9 November 1875 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 044.

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