"The bedroom has been removed from its frame, and awaits me in the restoration studio. I am eager to get started on this restoration! Not long after my appointment as head of conservation at the Van Gogh Museum in 1999, I was given the file on this painting. I read that the painting has been on the list of works awaiting restoration since the 1980s. Still, it’s a good thing that we waited, since the research techniques available to us now have taught us far more than would have been possible twenty years ago."
While I was checking this out, I discovered that the Van Gogh Museum also has a site devoted to his letters. This sketch is just a quick screen capture for a taste. You've gotta check this out for more, and better. The site features the original text, translation into English, and facsimiles of the pages. Treasure!