Collection of paper items belonging to Rachel Hirschfeld - one of the first residents of the Rishon LeTzion moshava. Photographs, letters, personal papers. End of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.
Included, among other items:
* Sale contract of her personal land in Rishon LeTzion to her finace with the official stamp of the 'Vaad Adat Rishon LeTzion' and the witnesses' signatures - the heads of the committee ['We, the undersigned, bear witness that the young woman, Rachel Henna daughter of R' Eliyahu Meir Hirschfeld came before us and said: Witness how I come of my own goodwill, without any coercion or force, to transfer my possession here in Rishon LeTzion - approximately 30 dunams of land upon some of which a vineyard has been planted, and upon some of which almonds are planted, to my finace Mr. Yaakov Tzvi Meizel ...' postcards that were sent to her with birthday wishes, and upon the occasion of her marriage. Her ketuba [partially printed in gold ink with the signatures of Rabbi Elchanan Eliezer Shalit and Yehoshua Dov son of Mann, and the signature of the shochet of Rishon LeTzion, R' Yaakov Mordechai Singer - 1900].
* 27 photographs from various periods in her life, mainly portrait photographs from when she was a child and photographs from her teenage years, most of the photographs are from around 1900 [large cabinet photographs mounted on the photographer's original cardboard mount, and photographs in a regular format].
* Family letters, from her to relatives and from relatives to her, personal letters between her and her husband Yaakov Meizel [some are dated - 'Rishon LeTzion Kislev 1909' and additional dates], Yiddish and Hebrew. Letters from friends [Yaakov Loberman, M. Krishevsksy, and others].
For other details about her, refer to the Rishon LeTzion Museum - 'Family Albums' -Â Mordechai Lieberman.
Approximately 70 paper items in total. Various sizes and conditions. Overall fine condition.