In Volhynia Kolberg was just once, from August to the end of September 1862. According to his notes from the end of his life, he stayed with the Dobrowolski family in Tuliczów and the Sierakowski family in Turyczany, as well as with the Sołtan family in Bilcze and in Żytomierz. The only person we have any information about is that of Michał Sołtan, a patriotic activist and a participant of the January Uprising. Bilcze was the family estate of Cecylia Małyńska, the wife of Michał Sołtan. Even though Kolberg does not mention anything about his host in Żytomierz, it was surely Jan Prusinowski, a lawyer with a passion for writing. He gave Kolberg his own translations of Ukrainian fairy tales.