Letters from his Parents to Theo van Gogh (1878) ... not given
any prospects, and I am worried. According to Mr. Plugge's
letter, he cannot sleep and seems to be in a nervous condition.
Therefore I want to go and see for myself what we should
[Mother] Tomorrow is the end of the three month...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (27 May 1882) ... I hope you will send
A week ago I felt very faint from continuous sleeplessness.
Now that I have had some luck with a few drawings and the order
for C. M. is almost finished, I have new courage and am a
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (9 September 1882) ... what beautiful
things are among them!
At night when I cannot sleep, which often happens, I always
look at the wood engravings with renewed pleasure.
Another famous draughtsman is G. Mahoney, who illustrated
the Household Edition of Dickens....
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (19 September 1882) ... me, nor is it something I dislike doing.
It is already late. I have not slept well these last few
nights. It is all that beautiful autumn scenery that I have on
my mind, and the desire to profit by it. But I wish I could
sleep at the right time, and I try...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 15-17 June 1883) ... money somewhat sooner if
I shall again sleep little tonight because of the drawing;
but it is very cozy smoking a pipe in the night, when
everything is quiet; and daybreak and sunrise are wonderful.
Well, boy, send the money soon if...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 11 July 1883) ... last year is quite on the
Last year, when I had recovered but couldn't sleep and was
feverish myself, I too had moments when I felt like forcing
myself to do some work, and I did do a few things, but thank
God not too absurdly large,...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (late September 1884) ... when I am almost
I cannot eat, and I cannot sleep - that is to say, not
enough, and that makes one weak.
But I shall get over it again, especially as I have fairly
good news from Utrecht.
But I am still very anxious...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (9 January 1889) ... because I eat and digest
well. What is to be feared most is insomnia,
and the doctor has not spoken about it to me, nor have I spoken of it
to him either. But I am fighting it myself.
I fight this insomnia by a very, very strong dose of camphor