From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Hendrik Verzijl
Date: The Hague, Saturday, 26 October 1872
’s-Hertogenbosch, BHIC, family archive De Jonge van Zwijnsbergen, 319, inv. no. 438
Letter headed: ‘den Haag 26 Oct. 1872’
Below the signature are the words ‘WelEd. Heer H. Verzijl / Helvoirt / p.c.’ These lines must have been written after Van Gogh had folded the letter over twice. We regard them as an address, not as part of the letter. ‘p.c.’ is the abbreviation for ‘par couvert’, meaning that the letter was enclosed with another item, very probably a letter to Vincent’s parents, with the request that they pass it on to him.
Jansen et al. 2012.