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From Reverend Van Gogh to Theo
20 December 1878
Eight days ago we received a rather nice letter from
Vincent; nice in so far as he seems to have found a good
boarding house with farmers in Pâturages for thirty
francs a month, the reason that it is not much being that he
teaches the children in the evening. He was soon accepted with
goodwill by many people, and working with these people seems to
give him satisfaction. Furthermore, the Reverend Péron
has promised him his cooperation. In the middle of January
there will be another meeting of the committee of with Mr.
Péron is the secretary, and he promised him that he
would try to do something for him.
In the meantime, he spends his free moments drawing big maps
of Palestine which can be used for talks and catechism, and
with which he tries to make some money. I received one and
ordered him to make four more copies for which I gave him ten
At this time, Vincent was 25 year old
Reverend Van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 20 December 1878 in Zundert. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number .
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