Alfred Westholm, member of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus, in a letter to his parents:

A Vouni week has come to a close marked by a total calm after the storm of statues. The statues in Room 99 were found lying...

Edith Belcher went to a performance of the Whirling Dervishes:

The beginning is given to utter silence-maybe five minutes. Then the singing goes on maybe for ten minutes. Finally the dancers bend low to the floor and remove...

R Hamilton Lang, manager of the Imperial Ottoman Bank agency in Larnaca from 1860-1872, wrote the following account of the scourge of locusts and the efforts of Said Pasha for their destruction:

About twelve months ago...

The Swedish Expedition welcomed a new arrival to the island, another Swede, expert on ore discoveries. Alfred Westholm commented:

I had met with Karl Sundberg and his wife already earlier in the week who have come here to inspect...

Dr J Sibthorp, who travelled to Cyprus from England on a botanical tour, reached Troodos:

At seven we set off from the convent of the Holy Cross for Troados. Our road led us through a steep tract of country, well wooded. The Pinus pinea...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease tells a sad story:

Yesterday morning a countryman brought a couple of infant children into town, in a pair of saddle bags on an ass to give them away! His wife died and he is left with a family...