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When Pa was here the other day, he told me that you had
asked him if Theo and I could come to see you someday. I am
most anxious to see you and Aunt and talk with you both, and
should therefore like to ask you whether it is convenient if
Theo and I should take the first train from The Hague next
Sunday and spend the afternoon or evening with you. Theo will
have to go on a trip soon, and if we do not come now, it may
not be possible for a long time.
It was a glorious day when Pa was here recently; we took a
walk together, and also went to the museum to see the pictures
All is well with me; at the beginning of the year there is a
lot of work, so that I have to stay until twelve or one o'clock
I like being in Holland
again, although the work across the
Channel, notwithstanding all the trouble and profound
disappointment, was dear to me. It is still - because of the
disappointment and relative failure this time, I am deeply
attached to it.
It is nice that Anna was able to find a situation so
promptly too; I hope she will do well. If you agree to Theo and
me coming next Sunday, kindly drop one of us a postcard; with
kindest regards to you and Aunt, believe me in the meantime
Your affectionate nephew, Vincent
I should have written you about this sooner, but Pa did not
ask me to go next Sunday until yesterday.
At this time, Vincent was 23 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Uncle Cor. Written 8 March 1877 in Dordrecht. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 87a.
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