After almost ten years, Rupert Gunnis was preparing to make Cyprus his second home: 

Bought 61/2 donoums near my house for £220. Megaw to lunch. Meeting for committee of Cypriot ex-servicemen in my house. Next day bought further...

Rupert Gunnis to his mother:

No wonder you wondered why I changed my plans but when warned by three responsible people to get out of Italy I should have been a fool not to follow their advice. I have since heard that the captain...

Sir Garnet Wolseley was busy trying to organise his administration:

Held our first Executive Council in the Konak at 11.am Little Cookson was very wretched to look at, as he is not well he presented a very wretched to look at, as he is not well... 

Leto Severis describes the arrival of Caterina Cornaro to Asolo:

Outside Asolo a delegation from the city welcomed Caterina with warm words. She entered the city with great solemnity and the ruler, Girolamo Contarini addressed the Queen...

From the diary of Sir Garnet Wolseley:

Started from camp at 8.00am with Graves, Gifford and Herbert and picked up Biddulph at the Kyrenia Gate, when we all proceeded slowly to Kythrea about 8 miles from Nicosia, or...

Donisthorpe Donne, Police Commissioner of Limassol, wrote in his diary:

Leaving early the next morning, we arrested a man in his vineyard  who had been reported by the muchtar as a villain of the deepest dye...

Leto Severis in her book ‘’Ladies of Medieval Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro’’, describes how Charlotte manages to bring help to Cyprus, when Jame’s army occupied Cyprus, except for Famagusta and Kyrenia:

From Rhodes, Queen Charlotte went...

The Jewish merchant Elias of Pesaro on the lifestyle in Famagusta town:

Famagusta is situated on the sea shore, its area is quite flat. It is a fortified town, girt with a double wall, commanded by a fine large and solid...

From Sir Garnet Wolseley’s diary:

Spent the day writing one despatch and not finishing it: the subject Maltese emmigration, and in it I have endeavoured to give a lot of statistics about land and its value and and produce a value of labour...

William Turner, attached to the British Embassy to the Porte, visited Cyprus and gave a lengthy description of his experiences in his travelogue, “A Journal of a Tour in the Levant”:

After loading the mules...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease describes a wedding ceremony that took place in the bride’s house, as was the custom, especially if the family was prominent:

This morning early, we went to attend...

William Turner Esq. visited Kykko:

At five we stopped at the convent dedicated to the Virgin of Kikkos, the largest in Cyprus. It is built , though irregularly, after the European fashion and being on the top of a height, commands...