Donisthorpe Donne, Police Commissioner of Limassol, wrote in his diary:

Leaving early the next morning, we arrested a man in his vineyard  who had been reported by the muchtar as a villain of the deepest dye...

Rupert Gunnis (ADC to Governor Ronald Storrs) left no stone unturned as he explored the island:

To Agirda and to explore a vast cave in the hills above the village. It is very imposing and took above an hour to explore...

Leto Severis in her book ‘’Ladies of Medieval Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro’’, describes how Charlotte manages to bring help to Cyprus, when Jame’s army occupied Cyprus, except for Famagusta and Kyrenia:

From Rhodes, Queen Charlotte went...

The Jewish merchant Elias of Pesaro on the lifestyle in Famagusta town:

Famagusta is situated on the sea shore, its area is quite flat. It is a fortified town, girt with a double wall, commanded by a fine large and solid...

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...

Swedish Archaeologist Alfred Westholm expressed his delight in the discoveries made in Cyprus and noted his interactions with the mining community:

On Friday the Gjerstads gave a dinner for the Swedish engineers here...

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...

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...