Rupert Gunnis never stopped searching for antiquities or old artefacts in Cyprus, be they Greek or Turkish:

After lunch to a reception at the Archbishop’s Palace. We were received by all thirty priests...

Lieut-Colonel W M Leake, a well-known student of Greek topography and antiquities, crossed from Kyrenia to Nicosia and Larnaca and back again:

We land this forenoon at Tzerina, called by the Italians Cerina and by...

Charles Thompson included Cyprus in his voyage from Constantinople to the Holy land and Egypt. He devoted ten pages of his travelogue to the island

The town of Famagusta, supposed to be the ancient Salamis...

Col Leake travelled from Kyrenia to Nicosia and gave a short description of the latter:

The ramparts of the Venetian fortifications of Lefcosia exist in tolerable preservation. But the ditch is filled up and there is no appearance...

Colonel William Martin Leake made a short visit to Larnaka from Nicosia:

From Lefkosia to Larnaka, eight hours. The first half of the distance was a continuation of the same plain as before; the remainder lay over...

Lieut-Colonel W M Leake describes the town of Larnaka:

We pass the day on board the Tigre, where we find General Junot, afterwards Duke of Abrantes, and Madame Junot and General Dupuy; the latter, next to Kleber, the Senior...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Governor Sir Ronald Storrs, inspected his finds in Ayia Irene and attended a concert:

Down to see the terra-cotta statues from Ayia Irene now that they have been cleaned. The big one, about 6ft is very fine but...

Ruby, wife of the director of Skouriotissa Mines, Charles Freedman Jackson, living in the Skouriotissa monastery complex, wrote to her siblings:

We drove to Nicosia and came back yesterday. We had the nicest time. ...

Sir Samuel Baker, travelling around the island for a whole year  realised the difficult terrain he was crossing:

The 17th February was a day of considerable bodily exercise, as we arrived at a series of watercourses as deep and broad...

Alfred Westholm wrote to his parents:

The final surge at Soli was rather horrible. It ended with two days and nights of uninterrupted work following a night of about 4 hours sleep.On the last day I could not stand upright for more...

Ruby, wife of Charles Freedman Jackson, who was director of the Skouriotissa Mines and lived in the Skouriotissa monastery complex, wrote to Harold and Charlotte:

After dinner we drove home by way of Mr Gunther’s where we had tea. ...

Lieut-Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Donne, district officer of Limassol, was inspecting the area of Episcopi village:

Episcopi is one of the prettiest villages in the island, surrounded by orange gardens etc. ...