London, 20 February 1874
My dear Theo,
Thanks for your letter. I don’t need the book yet, but send it back anyway when you’ve had time to read it.1
I haven’t read the book by Van Vloten
but I’d like to have it sometime. I’ve read another book on art by V. Vl. and didn’t agree with him completely, and it was really quite scholarly.3 Bürger
is simpler, and everything he says is true. I’m glad you went to Amsterdam;4
thank Uncle Cor
when you see him for the brochure he sent me.
I’m glad you’re so happy at the Rooses
’; as I already asked Anna Carbentus
to tell you,5
you’re completely right about pulling the carrot.6
I also agree with you about B.H
but beware of your heart, old chap.
Have you seen Mr Jacobson’
yet? It’s well worth while, he’ll no doubt ask you to come and see it sometime. Give him my regards, as politely as you can, and tell him that I’m doing well here and am seeing a lot of beautiful things.
I’m all right,9
I’m busy. Thank Willem10
for his letter and give my regards to everyone at the Rooses
’ and Iterson
, Jan and Piet
and anyone who asks after me. I wish you well.