The French consul in Cyprus wrote:

The Dragoman of the Seray cannot bear the present Governor because he is in good terms with me" and begged the French Foreign Minister to procure the Dragoman's dismissal.

George Boustronios refers to the birth of King James III:

In addition, on 27 August the queen went into labour and on the 28 she gave birth to a strapping baby boy. And he was proclaimed King James III and after living for one year...

During the tragic days of the death of James II, Caterina was alone and  aware she could trust no-one:

Caterina brought her baby into the world on the 28th August 1473, a sickly boy who was the last descendant of the Lusignan kings of Cyprus...

Jacque le Saige, a silk merchant from Douai, wrote of his visit to Famagusta, although he had his facts wrong:

We were greatly astonished to see so strong a city. For vessels cannot come nigh by reason of the rocks, and...

The Carmelite Nicole le Huen landed at Salines:

Wednesday, August 29, was the feast of S. John Baptist in the church of Cyprus. We landed at Salines. There is a church founded by S. Lazarus, the seat of a bishop...

The American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Scala with his family where he met Mrs Amiet and made some purchases:

Yesterday I took my whole family to Scala to see Mrs. Amiet and the babe and to make some necessary...

WF Haynes-Smith in a letter to Chamberlain describes the political situation on the island

The peasants both Moslem and Christian, as in Crete, are as yet for the most part unaffected by the political agitation. ...

The Carmelite Nicole le Huen found himself in Nicosia on the last day of Aug:

Friday morning we reached Nychossia at sunrise. Thence we went to the great church called S. Meme or Mamar whose body is outside the city...

London-born William George Browne, of Oriel College, Oxford, a renowned Orientalist, was in Larnaca:

I embarked in a small boat with several passengers for Larneka in Cyprus, which in Turkish is called Tusla from...

The American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease never failed to note changes in the customs of the island, including the dress code:

Went to the Skala, paid the teacher and set out to return before 12 o’clock...

George Summer, an American traveller, wrote to his sister about his visit to Cyprus:

From Rhodes I went to Cyprus, the island so famous of old as the birthplace of Venus, the Paphian queen. Paphos still stands