Samuel S. Shull
LAW OFFICES OFSAMUEL S. SHULLGERMAN-AMERICANBANK BUILDING[TOP FLOOR]ST JOSEPH. MO.Jany 6 th '08Mr. John Muir,California.Dear Sir:I have a few minutes to address a line to you on amatter.I may be taking a liberty, but I know of no one else to whom I could write on such a subject.From your :"Mountains of California," I see you have loved [illegible]what you call at page 57 the "Alpen Glow".You mention the same [illegible]light on otherpages of that same book.I have seen the same light from Pikes Peak at sun rise.It [illegible]comes faint at first, then stronger and presently fades out. It is so strong as to shade out the earth below.You did not and could not overdraw the grandeur and sublimity of such scene.It may be seen from many mountains for all I hnow. It seems you saw it on Ritter.I should be pleased to know if youhave learned what cause this light.I have asked many who gave me a shake of the head.You would pleasure me by information as to the cause.Very respty,Samuel S. Shull,
St. Joseph, Mo.
1908 Jan 6
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Shull, Samuel S., "Letter from Samuel S. Shull to John Muir, 1908 Jan 6." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5224.
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