John Judson Barclay was the first American to serve in the consulate in Larnaca. In a despatch to Lewis Cass, Secretary of State, he wrote:

To the antiquarian, the ruins of the ancient Salamis, Kolossi, St George and Acamas...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease on the origins of the people living north of Limassol who are believed to be descendants of the Crusaders as it is thought that Richard the Lionheart’s army camped in the area:

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted in his diary the functions of the Athienou muleteers: 

The muleteers of Athienou appoint one of their number annually to go to Nicosia to live...

Lt Colonel Donisthorpe Donne described in his diary the Queen’s birthday in Cyprus:

The next great event at Nicosia was the Queen’s Birthday, for which the Zaptiehs and Troopers had to be drilled up a day or two in advance. ...

From the diaries of US Consul General Taylor Belcher and Edith Belcher:

Early to Kyrenia and preparation for Paul’s party – will be a terrible horde of us- nearly thirty – five. We went swimming before lunch...

The Dutch traveller Cornelis Van Bruyn reached Paphos:

Opposite the entrance of the harbour there are two little rocks. In the afternoon I landed to see the place, which is close to to the sea: the houses as usual ...

George Boustronios describes how the Venetians steadily took over the island:

In addition, on 26 May 74 ships arrived from Venice along with a captain, as well as top secret letters and 200 men, who had come to stay in Cyprus. ...

The Chronicler from Lysi writes about this month:

It was a good year. From the 26 May until 10 June we had much rain which flooded the fields of cotton. There were scandals in Nicosia and the icon was taken back to the monastery. ...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Alethrikon and Lefkara to look at a summer residence. He describes the place, the people and life conditions: 

Br. Thompson preached an exegesis of the 1 Thessalonians 5...

FH Guillemard in his diary:

[At Kykko] The mules haven’t come so I suppose the keradji must be away. Hope they will come tonight, for there is that about this place that is enough to make one cut one’s throat. The life these monks must lead...

Edith Belcher, wife of US Consul General, describes the orders of EOKA for passive resistance:

Iro came by this morning with much information about recent leaflets from EOKA. No more travelling. A complete boycott...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease set out for Amathus:

At night we arrived at Mone and in the morning of the 30th we set out for Amathounta, leaving Pirgos to the right. We here examined the ruins of an ancient Greek church, and those of...