Lieut-Colonel Donisthorpe Donne, district officer of Limassol, investigated a murder mystery: 

Parsons and I rode out together on the 21st to a village called Kaimakli to take sworn evidence on a murder case which he followed up by...

Ornithologist F H H Guillemard visited Cyprus twice. During his first visit he met many British officers:

Arrived at Larnaka about 4.00pm. Fought Miss Burke into a boat, and found myself and luggage into another. Passed the customs and...

 Alfred Wstholm has his first encounter with George Jeffery:

This work at Vouni has brought me into contact with a highly eccentric person, none less than Cyprus’s chief of antiquities, an old and fantastic eccentric...

From the diaries of USA Consul General Taylor Belcher:

Lovely day! Leisurely breakfast, then drove to Kyrenia. Drove home via Lamboussa, Karavas and up through Myrtou, just beyond Lamboussa drove down fascinating dirt road towards...

Writing to his parents, Alfred Westholm of the Swedish expedition to Cyprus poured out his thoughts and romantisicm:

Evening is here. Night comes down over Vouni. The quiet, finely tuned humming choir starts up... 

After Louis of Savoy died in April 1462, Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus, was devastated. Leto Severis continues the story:

On the 25th February 1485, Charlotte, tired and disappointed, decided to cede her rights to the throne of Cyprus...

Rupert Gunnis writing in his diary included some gossip:

Museum meeting in the morning, nothing important settled. Took Lady Storrs out in my car to Dickomo over a vile road and picked bunches of wild narcissus and dry up roots...

The abdication of Caterina Cornaro as described by Leto Severis in “Ladies of Medieval Cyprus and Caterina Cornaro”:

Very early in the morning of the 26th Feb, 1489, she attended the ceremony in the royal chapel...

M E Cadwell, sister of Governor Henry Bulwer, kept a diary while visiting the island. Having visited the bazaar and bought some silks, the next day she went out of Nicosia:

Cold and windly. ...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease did his best to help with education in Cyprus by donating books:

A woman who has a son named Frangiskos Panagis, has been to me two or three times to ask aid..

Alfred Westholm writing to his parents from Cyprus:

I shall go on now to describe the usual major event of the week, namely how our Sunday was spent. Gjerstad had planned a journey up to the Karpas peninsula...

Rupert Gunnis was the official escort of all VIPs visiting Cyprus. He formed his own opinion about them and knew exactly where to take them and how to treat them:

Church and hospital and then down to Larnaca to meet...