Girolamo Dandini, S J, Professor of Theology at Perugia, visited Nicosia: 

There are at Nicosia four kinds of churches, each of which I examined by itself. The Turkish mosques are the most important, both for their...

According to the traveller Ioannes Cotovicus and the inscription on Marco Antonio Bragadin’s tomb, the famous Venetian defender of Famagusta passed away on this day:

The skin of Mark Antony Bragadino...

William Everett describes a catastrophic incident in the Skouriotissa mine where his grandfather worked:

Night shift blasted beginning of shift cave in #316 drift 820-Six men badly burned on 858 near Incline Shaft. ...

The British journal The Spectator reports:

The London conference on Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean problems opens on August 29, and the British Government will' once again be faced with the task of making up its mind...

George Boustronios in his chronicle of Cyprus mentions the church of St. Francis in Famagusta:

Furthermore, Sir John Arognon died on the 20 August. And he was poor when he arrived in Cyprus but he  was a Catalan from a good family...

The Venetian Fra Frencesco Suriano landed at Cape Gavata, otherwise known as Cape of the Cats, near Limassol:

I heard a marvellous thing. From the said city of Lymisso up to this cape the soil produces so many snakes...

From the diary of the US Consul General Taylor G Belcher:

At half past seven, guests for dinner – Tuckers, Wentworths, and Mervin Popham. Cocktailed and ate on terrace.Terribly hot. Mervin spoke to me at length about Foot...

Samuel Baker in Trooditissa:

The seclusion of the monastery has been an agreeable interval that has formed a moral harbor from the uncertain seas of busy life, and we shall leave the quiet spot and the good old monks with some regret. ...

Apart from being an archaeologist, Alfred Westholm had other duties in Cyprus as well:

Almost everyone but myself has been visited by illness of some kind recently. Last week at some point it thus happened that I was assigned to duty...

The American Lorenzo Warriner Pease, after having spent almost five years on the island, explains what he was told about the cotton-flax people and the dragoman:

The Christian name of the Aga is Andreas Solomonides...

Leontios Makhairas refers to the marriage of King Janus of Cyprus:

And on the twenty-fifth of August 1411 Brother Lescure, Prior and Commander of the Hospital in Cyprus, and Sir Stephen Pignol, brought the maiden Charlotte de Bourbon from...

Sir Garnet Wolseley made arrangements for sending away prisoners:

The convicts, 266 in number started early this morning for Kyrenia under a guard composed of about 100 Goorkhas and about 50...