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...

Alfred Westholm of the Swedish Expedtion to Cyprus describes Famagusta to his parents:

The massive city walls, and leafy moats outside them, encircle a number of peculiar quarters. Only a few of the houses are inhabited...

Swedish archaeologist Alfred Westholm wrote about the thrills of spring in Cyprus:

But spring is coming to Cyprus now. Everything has been coloured by the new annual greenery. The sun’s warmth has grown more noticeable...

Rupert Gunnis visited Kyrenia:

All over to Kyrenia to lunch with the Richards. Had a long talk with Caroe who has designed the new Dome Hotel-Catsellis told me it had cost £4000! Caroe has rather too large idea for...

A captain of the East India Company, John Macdonald Kinneir, arrived in Cyprus on January 1814. By the 19th of the same month he was on his way to Kyrenia:

Where I intended to embark for the opposite coast of Caramania. ...

During his mission with the Cyprus Pioneer Corps, Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Alsop Donne took in the natural and cultural richness of the island:

On the 19th I rode out to Episkopi village with Gilmore...

On a cold Sunday, Edith Belcher went on a picnic:

Drove to Limassol with a picnic and arrived at noon to pick up Tony. It was very cold and windy with little sun. Drove up to Apollo’s temple, a fascinating spot with...

In the cartulary of the Cathedral of St Sophia in Nicosia is the following:

Letter patent of Brother John of the Dominican Order, archbishop of Nicosia, confirming the foundation of a chapel to the Virgin by Guy d’Ibelin, seneschal of Cyprus...

The chronicler from Lysi writes:

On January 7th we had torrential rain and on the 20th of January we had snow which covered the whole of the island and by the 23rd the winter was terrible. It destroyed many houses and there were...

John Macdonald Kinneir, a captain of the East India Company, was in the vicinity of Kyrenia:

Captain Loretti arrived from Kelendri during the night and reached his habitation early in the morning, mounted on a mule...