Rupert Gunnis writing in his diary included some gossip:

Museum meeting in the morning, nothing important settled. Took Lady Storrs out in my car to Dickomo over a vile road and picked bunches of wild narcissus and dry up roots...

US Consul General Taylor Belcher in correspondence with the Secretary of State: 

Makarios in exclusive interview given Eleftheria is reported rejecting any proposals for partitioning Cyprus, for establishment Turkish base...

The abdication of Caterina Cornaro as described by Leto Severis in “Ladies of Medieval Cyprus and Caterina Cornaro”:

Very early in the morning of the 26th Feb, 1489, she attended the ceremony in the royal chapel...

M E Cadwell, sister of Governor Henry Bulwer, kept a diary while visiting the island. Having visited the bazaar and bought some silks, the next day she went out of Nicosia:

Cold and windly. ...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease did his best to help with education in Cyprus by donating books:

A woman who has a son named Frangiskos Panagis, has been to me two or three times to ask aid..

Alfred Westholm writing to his parents from Cyprus:

I shall go on now to describe the usual major event of the week, namely how our Sunday was spent. Gjerstad had planned a journey up to the Karpas peninsula...

Rupert Gunnis was the official escort of all VIPs visiting Cyprus. He formed his own opinion about them and knew exactly where to take them and how to treat them:

Church and hospital and then down to Larnaca to meet...

Edith Beltcher writes about the last days of British rule in Cyprus and notes how impressed she was with the body language of the people:

Off to town at half past nine. Boys needed new trousers and other odd chores. Town is a madhouse...