Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, was preparing for the official visit of the Governor of the Dodecanese H. E. Mario Lago to Cyprus:

Down to Famagusta, lunched and changed into uniform. As the feeling...

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...

Rupert Gunnis, Director of Antiquities and ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, recounted the day’s activities, combining official duties with work at the museum:

HE, Lady S and I to moat where HE presented the King’s Birthday...

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:

 The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease comments on the latest firman from the Sultan:

Yesterday, Mr Pierides and other Greeks put on the tarboosh, the emblem of subjection to the Porte. The firman commanded...

Rupert Gunnis noted in his diary:

Over to Kyrenia with H.E. and Lady Storrs. To see the Recreation Room I have given to the Police; they seem very pleased with it and use the gramophone every evening. N.C. Lanitis to tea... 

Edward Ives, a surgeon working in the East Indies, passed through Cyprus and spent the month of October on the island. He had read Alexander Drummond’s travelogue and used it as a guide while visiting:

 

English anthropologist Richard Pococke gives a short geographical and historical description of Cyprus:

The north part of the island of Cyprus is fifty miles from the Cilician shoar, which agrees with the account of the antients, who making a computation by...

Rupert Gunnis kept a meticulous diary throughout his years in Cyprus, perhaps a bit more detailed during the first years:

In the afternoon with Alexis to the Omeryeh mosque where I did some rubbings then or a walk...