British traveller William Turner Esq. visited Stavrovouni:

Mehmet and I set off at daylight and rode with a guide through the delicious country at the foot of S. Croce, of which the wild beauty that appears in precipitated crags of grey rock...

The special aid to Rupert Gunnis (ADC to Governor Ronald Storrs) was getting married and the boss was best man: 

Over to Bella Paise for Alexis’s wedding. I was best man and I think the very long service...

Captain Henry Light of the Royal Artillery visited the monastery of Ayia Thekla:

Unfortunately for me, so few military men had been seen as travellers in the east, that I was supposed employed by my government. ...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease commented on the monks of Kykko:

The patriarch has commended the head of the convent of Cico to require all monks in future to have some learning. How much attention...

After almost ten years, Rupert Gunnis was preparing to make Cyprus his second home: 

Bought 61/2 donoums near my house for £220. Megaw to lunch. Meeting for committee of Cypriot ex-servicemen in my house. Next day bought further...

Rupert Gunnis to his mother:

No wonder you wondered why I changed my plans but when warned by three responsible people to get out of Italy I should have been a fool not to follow their advice. I have since heard that the captain...

Sir Garnet Wolseley was busy trying to organise his administration:

Held our first Executive Council in the Konak at 11.am Little Cookson was very wretched to look at, as he is not well he presented a very wretched to look at, as he is not well... 

Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Alsop Donne of the Cyprus Pioneer Corps noted his impressions while riding through the mountains of Limassol:

Left Limassol on a round of Inspection in the District in the Limassol...

Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition, in a letter to his parents, describes the Crown Prince of Sweden who was visiting Cyprus:

But even personally Gustav VI Adolf is a very pleasant social person. ...

Leto Severis describes the arrival of Caterina Cornaro to Asolo:

Outside Asolo a delegation from the city welcomed Caterina with warm words. She entered the city with great solemnity and the ruler, Girolamo Contarini addressed the Queen...

From the diary of Sir Garnet Wolseley:

Started from camp at 8.00am with Graves, Gifford and Herbert and picked up Biddulph at the Kyrenia Gate, when we all proceeded slowly to Kythrea about 8 miles from Nicosia, or...

American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was not impressed by the ‘holiness’ of the local Church and deacons:

I saw one of the Bishop’s deacons yesterday in a wine cellar, who offered me wine, which I declined...