A merchant of London, Master Laurence Aldersey, during his first voyage to the East included his views on Cyprus:

The second day of August we arrived in Cyprus, at a towne called Missagh (Larnaca): the people there...

Sir Garnet Wolseley refers to the women’s slave bazaar in Larnaka:

Sir A. Home the P.M.O. arrived. Health of troops at Larnaka very good but there is said to be a good deal of fever and probably heat apoplexy from keeping the men under bell tents...

Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus received some great news:

The big news that is just now spreading across all of Cyprus is that our Crown Prince and protector has promised to come and visit us...

The American Lorenzo Warriner Pease gathered information about agriculture in Cyprus:

The greek στρέμμα (or acre) contains 60x60 yards. 3600sq. yards. The aga tells me that every stremma produces from 3 ½ to 5 ½ and...

USA ambassador Taylor Belcher sent to the Secretary of State the following report:

Turkish terrorist organization TMT yesterday issued leaflet ordering cessation of operations until further notice. This leaflet came a day after...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was invited in a wedding at the village of Alethricon:

On Saturday 4th, we accepted an invitation to attend a wedding in the village.Towards night we went to the preparation...

USA ambassador Taylor Belcher sent to the Secretary of State the following report:

British here inform me governor’s meeting with Makarios yesterday in Athens amounted only to opportunity both men state their case...

Camille Enlart in "Gothic Art and the Renaissance in Cyprus":

In 1425, in the course of the disastrous invasion which led to the captivity of King Janus, Limassol was one of the first places in the island ravaged by the Egyptian Mamelukes. ...

Captain Charles Colville Frankland  wrote of the architectural style he noticed in Cyprus:

I observed that in most of the houses at Larneca the ceiling of the large rooms is supported by a Gothic or rather a Saracenic arch. The beams likewise...

John Locke was one of a number of pilgrims who anchored at Limassol and made a short tour of Cyprus:

This town is ruinated and nothing in it worth writing, save onely in the mids of the towne there had been a fortress, which is now decayed...

The pilgrim Bar’s kyj’s left Cyprus on August 13, sailing from Larnaka. He commented on the people of the island and their hospitality but did not neglect to refer to the unhealthy climate of Cyprus:

On this wonderful island...

John Lock made a trip to Jerusalem and, having joined a group of pilgrims, they sighted Cyprus:

The 11 in the morning, we had sight of the Iland of Cyprus, and towards no one we were thwart the cape called Ponta Malota...