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 diplomat 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...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, devoted much of his spare time to encouraging students to become Boy Scouts:

Amazed to receive a cheque of £2000 from Dolly’s lawyers. I had no idea she had left me anything. ...

The British diplomat 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 during which time he kept a diary of his experiences. He was the person who designed and enforced the uniform of the Cyprus Regiment:

The Swedish achaeologist 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...

From the diaries of US 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...

William Turner of the British Embassy in Constantinople toured the bazaars and talked to locals:

Therm 80⁰. In the morning we strolled about and paid visits to two or three Greeks. One of these was an old fellow...

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.  HE made a very good speech. ...

William Turner, 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 visited the annex of Kykko monastery in Nicosia and wrote:

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

The Dominican monk Felix Faber wrote about 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...