Baroness Annie Allnott Brassey arrived with her yacht in Limassol:

Limassol, where we arrived at about 10.00 a.m. is a long low white town, stretching along the seashore, with domes and minarets interspersed among the houses...

Alfiros, of the Swedish Cyprus Archaeological Expedition, in a letter to his mother:

The weather has until now been the most wonderful imaginable, but at a minor rain shower that came at the end of the last “downing” moon...

Ledra Street did not escape from Rupert Gunnis’s archaeological escapades:

Eric Rice Secretary of the Overseas to lunch. Took him round the town, digging foundations in Ledra Street a large hoard of silver coins...

The traveller Richard Pococke left Larnaca for Famagusta:

We set out from Larnaca on mules, under the protection of the consul’s jenizari, in order to make the tour of the island. We travelled eastwards and came to the bed of a torrent...

Baroness Annie Allnott Brassey went through Nicosia:

The night was again cold, and even at 8 a.m. breakfast, by which time the sun was high and bright, the air was still chilly. About 10 a.m. we started to ride to Kythraea, a village situated...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Governor Ronald Storrs, was busy on Armistice Day:

In uniform to the Armistice Day service at the English Church, very well done indeed. The four zaptieh, bugles sounding, the Last Post in the porch. ...

New laws in Cyprus were recorded by American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease

The new governor made a law that thieves who steal sheep etc. not under lock and key, shall have a wooden block nailed to their leg...

Alexander Drummond, British consul at Aleppo, describing his trip to Cyprus:

Through a number of delightful spots we came to Famagosta; and from Castro, where there are still cisterns, with the remains of a town and fort...

Sir Garnet Wolseley reached Peristerona:

The road entirely unmade, travelled over for over 2000 years, is very good and level and quite practicable throughout for wheeled conveyance. It crosses the dry beds...

From the private journal of Lieutenant Donisthorpe Donne:

On my way back to Limassol next day I found the ruins of the Temple of Apollo Hylates near Curium. It occupied a commanding position not far from the promontory and a few 100 yards from...

Ruby, wife of Skouriotissa Mines director Charles F Jackson, wrote to her sister about her wonderful life on the island:

I do like this place. It grows on one each day. The freedom here is so different from any place else. ...

Referring to the last period of Caterina Cornaro’s reign, Leto Severis comments:

A revolt broke out, organised by the Neapolitans and supported by a section of the Cypriot population. That night Caterina’s uncle...