American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was very interested in education and worked hard for the establishments of schools in Cyprus:

Last week a merchant of Nicosia sent to Mr Pierides for 30 copies... 

The British traveller William Turner noted in his journal:

November 2. Therm. 79°. I walked down to the Marina in the morning to look after an opportunity for Rhodes. I found there was only one ship going, a Turkish one...

The British traveller William Turner noted in his journal:

At eight we entered Nicosia, where, as I had nothing new to see and the female part of the party was very tired, we stopped indoors the rest of the day, except a visit we paid in the evening ...

The Victorian Officer Lt Benjamin Alsop Donisthorpe Donne was Commissioner of Limassol in 1880-82. He kept a diary of his experiences in Cyprus. He was the person who designed and enforced the uniformof the Cyprus Regiment:

Alfred Westholm described a Cypriot wedding in Larnaca: 

The same day that I wrote my last letter we all drove down to Larnaca where Pierides married off his niece. It was one of the biggest events in memory on Cyprus...

From the diaries of Consul General Taylor Belcher and Edith Belcher:

Light lunch alone- Toby off with Phrydas. News said a seventy-year-old Englishman, Charles Woods, killed this morning while waiting for a bus near Secretariat! Been here thirty years...

Rupert Gunnis ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs accompanied his High Commissioner:

With the HE down of the unveiling of Khaimal Pasha’s memorial at the Arab Ahmet mosque...

William Turner Esq., attached to the British Embassy at Constantinople, spent a few months in Cyprus which he recorded in detail:

At half past four we left Nicosia to sleep at a convent two hours off. These two hours we rode over a fine plain...

William Turner, from the British Embassy in Constantinople, while visiting Cyprus passed through the annex of Kykko monastery in Nicosia and wrote:

In the morning we attended church, which, though small, is...

The Dominican monk Felix Faber on leaving Cyprus from the harbour of Paphos:

We remained in the harbour of Paphus up to the hour of vespers, when we lifted our ancor nd left the port; but the wind was contrary and we beat...

Baroness Annie Allnott Brassey arrived with her yacht in Limassol:

Limassol, where we arrived at about 10.00 a.m. is a long low white town, stretching along the seashore, with domes and minarets interspersed among the houses....

Alfiros, of the Swedish Cyprus Archaeological Expedition, in a letter to his mother:

The weather has until now been the most wonderful imaginable, but at a minor rain shower that came at the end of the last “downing” moon...