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. ...

Ruby Jackson, wife of Skouriotissa Mines director Charles F Jackson, described the Nicosia Bazaar to her family back home:

We drove to Nicosia Saturday pm and came back Sunday pm. I wish I could give you a good description...

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...

Extract from George Boustronios’ narrative referring to Kyrenia:

And on 15 November 1473 Sir Louis Alberic sent a written message from Kyrenia that Sir Paolo Contarini did not wish to surrender Kyrenia to him: ‘’Besides, he says that he does not...

The traveller Richard Pococke continued his journey around the island:

We travelled eastwards to the village of Asphronisy, where there are ruins of four churches and it seems to have been some antient town...

William Turner, based in the British Embassy in Constantinople, visited Cyprus twice and described it extensively:

When a peasant marries, he takes his wife with nothing else than a box containing a few clothes...

George Boustronios recorded in his narrative, the Chronicle of Cyprus:

The news reached Nicosia that: “King James’ illegitimate daughter had been betrothed to King Ferdinand’s illegitimate son, and King Ferdinand had promised...

From George Boustronios’ narrative, the Chronicle of Cyprus:

In addition, on 18 November the news reached Nicosia that: ‘King James’ illegitimate daughter had been betrothed to King Ferdinand’s illegitimate son, and King...

Swedish archaeologist Alfred Westholm wrote to his parents defining his latest discovery:

A real turning point occurred in the excavation today. We have, namely, found an inscription that reads as follows...

No rain in Nicosia and Sir Garnet Wolseley was worried:

Still no signs of rain. The people say that if we do not have it with the next new moon we shall have none until well on in December. I am becoming anxious about it…

From the diaries of US Consul General Taylor Belcher and Edith Belcher:

Government house at half past six for cocktails and to witness TV show of Governor’s departure. Several drinks and then crowded into library...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease commented upon his arrival to Omodos: 

9.30 we arrived at Omodos, a very beautiful village, the birthplace of Archbishop and his archdeacon. It is so situated as to command a fine view...