The monk Calepio remembers how he was freed from the Ottoman bonds:

I was taken prisoner by a talisman, a Turkish monk and sold to Osman Chelibi, the captain of a galley; how the mercy and loving kindness...

US Consul General Taylor Belcher writing to the Secretary of the State:

Governor remains ‘’of two minds’’ with regard necessity of continuing more or less as scheduled with Macmillan Plan. Very much aware of possible...

Rupert Gunnis was busy with his Christmas preparations and festivities:

All day preparing for the dance, which was a vast success, about 200 people came and everything went off very well indeed. We had two horse zaptiehs...

The chronicler from Lysi village notes:

A good year. On 12th January we had much snow. It covered all the crops. Then again we had snow on the 20th but less so.

Alfiros of the Swedish Expedition used all his contacts to secure and protect antiquities he found at the most unexpected places:

I recall that I wrote my last letter just when I had got up from bed for the first time in a week...

Fra Angelo Calepio, Vicar General of the Province of Terra Santa:

On January 13 the Turks detained two Venetian vessels, the "Bonalda" and "Balba." The Sultan went in person to the Topkhane, or gun-foundry, and to the arsenal, and ordered...

American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease observed the custom of the ‘kapnismain the house of his host in Larnaca:

This afternoon the oldest child of Mr. Grollos has taken sick; the mother seemed to feel...

Rupert Gunnis attended a funeral:

Collect H-Carson and to the funeral of Triantafyllides. First the Trypiots church, a long service taken by the Bishop of Paphos. Then walked with the hearse to the cemetery. The lid of the coffin...

The American Lorenzo Warriner Pease was trying to find out information about the Cypriot saints:

Annetta advised me tonight to get a picture of St. Stylianos (Simon the Stilitis, I suppose) and hang it up...

Lieut-Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Donne had difficulties with his men in Limassol:

Owing to a row in the Greek quarter of the town, 6 men deserted on 16th but they were all brought back at different periods ...

US Consul General Taylor Belcher writing to the Secretary of the State:

Greek Cypriots generally believe Archbishop will refuse accept present British proposals RE base area or anything near 120 square miles. He is prepared...

Lorenzo Warriner Pease, an American missionary, takes note of the landscape around the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca:

About 4 o’clock this afternoon I took a ramble over the hills to the south west of this place for my peregrinations...