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075 To Theodorus van Gogh and Anna van Gogh-Carbentus. Ramsgate, Monday, 17 April 1876.

No. 075 (Brieven 1990 -, Complete Letters -)
From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theodorus van Gogh and Anna van Gogh-Carbentus
Date: Ramsgate, Monday, 17 April 1876

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Transcription by Mr van Gogh

Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b2222 V/1982

This transcription of a telegram is in a letter of 18 April 1876 from Mr van Gogh to Theo. He writes that the telegram had arrived the previous day, and had been ‘handed in at Ramsgate at 7.24 a.m.’, so it would have been sent the same day, Monday, 17 April 1876.

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goed aangekomen. kostschool 24 jongens. geloof het goed is. allen gegroet.


Arrived safely. Boarding school, 24 boys. Think it’s all right. Regards to all.

V. v. G.1
1. Mr van Gogh wrote to Theo in the same letter (see Date): ‘You can imagine that we are eager for more news from Vincent. Yes certainly, you may say, he is a good person through and through! We saw that again the last time he stayed here. Oh, I do hope things go well for him over there. But I am not yet so easy in my mind about that. Twenty-four boy boarders is no small matter. Will he be able to win them over? It can certainly be a good apprenticeship for him, and being with boys, with a still merry heart, can also do him good. We must just wait and see’ (FR b2222). Vincent’s parents did indeed receive more news in the shape of letter 76.