From the diaries of the American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease:

When a daughter is born, it is often the case that the people keep the parents in ignorance as long as possible on account of the general feelings [towards females]. The English...

Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, landed at Famagusta and noted in his travel book:

In this city live a certain number of Genoese, and a large number of Greeks, because the whole island of Cyprus is peopled by Greeks...

Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, arrived in Famagusta:

Famagusta belonged formerly to the king of Cyprus, and is situated in the kingdom of Cyprus. Cyprus is a good island, with a circuit of 500 miles. But now the Genoese hold...

Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, comments on the castle and the harbour of Famagusta:

The castle of the city is fine, and is nearly all in the sea, except perhaps a fourth part on the city side, and there are fine ditches...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease upon his arrival to Cyprus commented: 

I saw a man today engaged in ploughing on shore, who had in his hand a long stick with which he kept his cattle in motion and thought of...

From the diary of Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs:

Thursday, November 29, 1928. Down to the museum in the afternoon and then to help Lady Storrs give away some prizes at the Junior Staff ennis Courts. Mary and I to the cinema in...

Sir Garnet Wolseley was experiencing his first winter in Cyprus:

The days are now so cool when there are clouds about that one may play lawn-tennis all day. The nights are cold and the early mornings...