Even though the Kolberg family was attached to Warsaw, it was in Przysucha, in the Radom region, where on February 22, 1814 Henryk Oskar Kolberg was born. Family relations were probably the reason why Kolberg visited this region many times for research carried out in the 1840s and 1850s. Among others, he was hosted by Amelia Pruszakowa in Orońsk and the falimy of Rychter in Kozienice.
For Kolberg, the Sandomierz and Radom regions created the former Sandomierz Land. This is why he described the area of Sandomierz in both ‘The Radom Region’ and ‘The Sandomierz Region’.
He remarked on the inhabitants of this area:
“The way of life of the Sandomierz people create a tremendous opportunity for a researcher interested in old beliefs and social order of this part of Poland. It is not only because some of the rites are cultivated here longer than in other regions, but there are also numerous venerable traditions”.