My dear Theo,
Van Iterson just came and surprised me, I think it’s nice that he came, but it’s as though he were a person from another world, so much lies between the time when we were in the firm together and now.
Herewith the ‘Wijde wijde wereld’1 and another little book,2 give one of them to Caroline.3
How much I’d like you to be able to see it here.
I hope to walk to London on Saturday morning at 4 o’clock to visit Gladwell4 and others. I wish you could walk along with me.
A hearty handshake in thought. Adieu, believe me,

Your most loving brother


Br. 1990: 086 | CL: 68
From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh
Date: Isleworth, between Saturday, 16 and Friday, 22 September 1876

2. This must have been an English hymnal, which Van Gogh later mentions having given to Van Iterson to deliver (see letter 92, n. 9).
4. Van Gogh was no doubt referring to Henry William Gladwell’s gallery at 20-21 Gracechurch Street, London, since the Gladwells’ home was in Lewisham.