L. P. HIRSH
He was born in Lithuania. In 1894 he moved to South Africa and settled in Johannesburg where he opened a small publishing house. He compiled and published Luaḥ trn″t (Calendar for 1898-1899) (Johannesburg, 1898/1899), 36 pp. This was the first published [Jewish] calendar in South Africa. It was also a kind of guide to Johannesburg. Aside from the dates of the Jewish and general holidays, it also provided a variety of information about local community life and government communiqués with advertisements in Yiddish and English. Further biographical details remain unknown.
Source: L. Feldman, Yidn in yohanesburg (Jews in Johannesburg) (Johannesburg, 1956), p. 70.