It is known that in 1837 Kolberg worked in Jelgava as a private music tutor, and that, at that time, he travelled to Lithuania and Belarus. In the list of his travels he wrote that in the same year he went to Gomel, Minsk, Vilnius, Jelgava, Riga and Ventspils and that he came back through Vilnius and Bialystok probably to Warsaw.