April 4, 1876
Vincent Van Gogh, temporarily living with his parents in Holland, writes a letter to his brother Theo and discusses his upcoming job as an assistant at a boarding school in Ramsgate, England:
As you know, Ramsgate is a seaside resort. I saw in a book that there are 12,000 inhabitants but I know no more about it.
Two weeks later, after settling there, he sent Theo a piece of seaweed from the shore.