Carl Fredrik Påhlman’s travel journals published by Riksarkivet

Riksarkivet has recently digitised and published the travel journals of Lieutenant Carl Fredrik Påhlman, containing hundreds of pages. Carl Fredrik Påhlman was the Lieutenant and later the Captain of the Skaraborg regiment (Swedish: Skaraborgs regemente), a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traces its origins back to the 16th century. Lieutenant Påhlman kept journals during a trip to Germany, France and Italy (together with the captain Adolf Ludvig von Hofsten) between 1824 and 1826. The journals were deposited in the national archive by manager Ivar Wendt in 1929.

Riksarkivet digisted all three volumes — 10 July 1824 to 13 February 1825, 12 February 1825 to 24 January 1826, and 28 January to 9 March 1826.

The original journals are stored in the climate room on Arkivgatan in Gothenburg. You can find the record catalogued on Polmanarkviet and view the digital scans at Riksarkivet (Swedish National Archives) in their online collections.

Jake Peterson
Jake Peterson

Jake’s greatest dream is to reveal stories that have been buried in history. He does this through rigorous research and combing through archives to preserve precious stories for future generations. Jake has qualifications in narrative therapy and family studies, and is an author, family historian, and researcher. In 2022, he published his first book “Arcadia.” Follow Jake on Instagram @polmanarkivet.

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