Rupert Gunnis was busy with his Christmas preparations and festivities:

All day preparing for the dance, which was a vast success, about 200 people came and everything went off very well indeed. We had two horse zaptiehs...

The chronicler from Lysi village notes:

A good year. On 12th January we had much snow. It covered all the crops. Then again we had snow on the 20th but less so.

Alfiros of the Swedish Expedition used all his contacts to secure and protect antiquities he found at the most unexpected places:

I recall that I wrote my last letter just when I had got up from bed for the first time in a week...

Fra Angelo Calepio, Vicar General of the Province of Terra Santa:

On January 13 the Turks detained two Venetian vessels, the "Bonalda" and "Balba." The Sultan went in person to the Topkhane, or gun-foundry, and to the arsenal, and ordered...

Rupert Gunnis attended a funeral:

Collect H-Carson and to the funeral of Triantafyllides. First the Trypiots church, a long service taken by the Bishop of Paphos. Then walked with the hearse to the cemetery. The lid of the coffin...

The American Lorenzo Warriner Pease was trying to find out information about the Cypriot saints:

Annetta advised me tonight to get a picture of St. Stylianos (Simon the Stilitis, I suppose) and hang it up...

Lieut-Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Donne had difficulties with his men in Limassol:

Owing to a row in the Greek quarter of the town, 6 men deserted on 16th but they were all brought back at different periods ...

Lorenzo Warriner Pease, an American missionary, takes note of the landscape around the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca:

About 4 o’clock this afternoon I took a ramble over the hills to the south west of this place for my peregrinations...

Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Expedtion to Cyprus describes Famagusta to his parents:

The massive city walls, and leafy moats outside them, encircle a number of peculiar quarters. Only a few of the houses are inhabited...

Rupert Gunnis visited Kyrenia:

All over to Kyrenia to lunch with the Richards. Had a long talk with Caroe who has designed the new Dome Hotel-Catsellis told me it had cost £4000! Caroe has rather too large idea for...

A captain of the East India Company, John Macdonald Kinneir, arrived in Cyprus on January 1814. By the 19th of the same month he was on his way to Kyrenia:

Where I intended to embark for the opposite coast of Caramania. ...

On a cold Sunday, Edith Belcher went on a picnic:

Drove to Limassol with a picnic and arrived at noon to pick up Tony. It was very cold and windy with little sun. Drove up to Apollo’s temple, a fascinating spot with...