67 138 (HIRSCH, SAMSON RAPHAEL). Johanna Hirsch. Autograph Letter Signed, written to her husband Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, in Judeo-German, Hebrew, and German. One page with abbreviated address panel on verso, remnant of red wax seal. 4to. Full transcription along with complete translation into English accompanies the lot. n.d (but approx. 1854 from internal evidence). $2000 - $3000 ❧ PROVENANCE: By direct family descent from Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, to the consignor. Rebbetzin Johanna Hirsch commences this affectionate letter to her husband: “My dear, intimately loved Samson l'orech yomim tovim [Heb].” She reports of her visit to their newly-married daughter Sarah Guggenheimer, and sends provisions they made for a journey that the rabbi himself was about to take. Johanna discusses baking Challah with their daughter, jokingly referring to it as a test of her housewife prowess. She closes: “With a loving kiss from your Johanna, to my heart.” Johanna (Hanna) Hirsch (nee Juedel, 1805-82) conducted a warm and supportive married life alongside her husband for more than fifty years. See E.M. Klugman, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch [A Biography] (1996) pp. 52 and 345. Sarah Guggenheimer (1834-1909), an accomplished writer, married Rabbi Dr. Joseph Guggenheimer (1833-96). For more on their lives, see Klugman, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, p. 347.