Below in the English translation of the extract from an e-mail message I got from Hanoi (Vietnam) on September 10, 2004.

    Dear Mr. Nguyen Dinh Dang,
    My family and I were very touched when we found on the internet your painting entitled "The Introduction of Roman Writing into Vietnam (The Transcendental Death of Mr. Nguyen Van Vinh)".
    Let me introduce myself. I'm Nguyen Lan Binh. Nguyen Van Vinh was my grand father from my father side. My family and I consider this painting as a great spiritual reward to us. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for your feeling and deep knowledge about my grand father's life (...)
    Nguyen Lan Binh