According to George Boustronios, the last Queen of Cyprus...:

And on the first of March 1489 after Christ, she went on board the galley and sailed for Venice.

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease tries to descirbe the system of governance on the island:

The island of Cyprus is farmed out by the Sultan to whoever will give the greatest sum. Sometimes the Caputan Pasha, or a rich banker...

In describing the situation on the island, American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease wrote:

Received a letter of thanks from the deacon of the Archbishop for some books I sent a few days since. Mr Charalambos finished the contract...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Governor Ronald Storrs, was very interested in icons:

In the afternoon I took Mrs Monekton and Mrs Helen Percy round the town. I myself examined more carefully the church of Ayios Cassianos. ...

Lieut-Colonel W M Leake’s impressions of the north coast of Cyprus after visiting Kyrenia:

After having remained several days at Larnaca and Lefkosia, we arrived to-day at Tzerina, on our return to Constantinople. The purity of the air ...

Swedish Archaeologist Alfred Westholm recounted his impressions of Kythrea:

At Kythrea there really seems to be a Neolithic settlement with first-rate round houses, 3 – 4 of them. Some ceramics have turned up of a type...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs and inspector of antiquities, expressed his determination to protect the island’s heritage:

After lunch to see my Armenian boys playing in the football match, but on arriving at the grounds...

The British Consul to Aleppo, Alexander Drummond, included in his book “Travels Through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and Several Parts of Asia as far as the Banks of the Euprhrates”, a long description of Cyprus which he visited twice:

Travelling around the island, Edith Belcher, wife of the US Consul, had an interesting experience: 

Off to Greek orphanage with Iro at five. When we left, Iro pointed out caves across the way where the people live. She and I and a woman from...

US Consul General Taylor Belcher comments on his first meeting with Archbishop Makarios:

As with most people meeting Archbishop for the first time, I was most impressed with magnetic personality and warmth of his manner. His...

Ali Bey, a Catalan, landed in Cyprus after a terrible storm which almost destroyed the ship he travelled in. His description points to the dangers that travellers such as him had to face:

How can I describe the frightful state...

Lorenzo Warriner Pease, an American missionary, reflected on the influence of the Church in Cyprus:

The Archbishop had obtained permission from the government (by a present of course) to bring the...