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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Paris, 2 February 1876

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Dear Theo,

Will you do me a great favour? You know that edition of Andersen's Stories of the Moon, translated by Dr. ten Kate, which costs fifteen cents. Could you send me a copy when you have an opportunity?

The box for The Hague in which I shall enclose the parcels I mentioned will not leave till tomorrow. The one for Father will not reach Etten in time, but send it as soon as you can.

Till now I have had no replies to the letters I have written in response to advertisements, nor have I heard from Uncle Vincent. I wrote to Mr. Obach, asking if he would give references if required, and he answered me with a very kind note. Well, boy, what can I do but continue on my way quietly, looking to Him whom we think of when we say, “Who will show us the right path?”

À Dieu, kind regards to our friends, always

Your loving brother, Vincent

At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 2 February 1876 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 053.

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