A letter from traveller Elias of Pesaro to a brother or friend describes life in Famagusta:

A man is lucky if he knows medicine, for the Greeks respect the Jews as good doctors, and trust them. It is true that they pay...

From Sir Garnet Wolseley’s diary:

Spent the day writing one despatch and not finishing it: the subject Maltese emmigration, and in it I have endeavoured to give a lot of statistics about land and its value and and produce a value of labour...

William Turner, attached to the British Embassy to the Porte, visited Cyprus and gave a lengthy description of his experiences in his travelogue, “A Journal of a Tour in the Levant”:

After loading the mules...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease describes a wedding ceremony that took place in the bride’s house, as was the custom, especially if the family was prominent:

This morning early, we went to attend...

William Turner Esq. visited Kykko:

At five we stopped at the convent dedicated to the Virgin of Kikkos, the largest in Cyprus. It is built , though irregularly, after the European fashion and being on the top of a height, commands...

Lorenzo Warriner Pease went for a coffee:

I sat down at Mr Beraud’s magazine, when I was greatly amused in hearing him speak several languages. First English and Greek to me, then French and Italian, afterwards Turkish... 

The British traveller William Turner visited Paphos:

October 21. Therm. 86°. leros Kypos is supposed to have been the site of the gardens of Venus, whence it derives its name. There are no remains of antiquity in it, and it is now only a...

Heavy taxation and the demand for Enosis were the cause of events in the early evening of  21 October 1931. Sir Ronald Storrs, then Governor of Cyprus, described what happened in his Memoirs:

I was dressing for dinner when...

Consul General Taylor Belcher on a report to the Secretary of State:

Announcement Harding’s resignation and replacement by Sir Hugh Foot greeted with reserved rejoicing by local  press. Weekly Greek language ‘’Alithia” gives a typical...

The British traveller William Turner visited the Kouklia area:

October 23. Therm. 92°. In the morning early I strolled about the ruins of Coukklia, among which I did not discover the remains of any considerable houses...

Alfred Westrholm to his mother:

Vouni is bustling with work. The most central portions of the palace are probably completed now and the railroad tracks are moved and altered as the various rooms are excavated. This week had brought...

The Greeks of Cyprus obtained a strong-worded firman from the Porte threatening new governor Chil Osman with punishment if he extracted more than the sum decreed. Archbishop Kyprianos describes the reading of the firman: