The American Lorenzo Warriner Pease was trying to understand the Cypriots: 

With regard to the moral character of the people we could not form a very accurate idea. We can make only great...

Alfred Westholm, Swedish Archeologist who led the expedition in Cyprus, in a letter to his mother: 

1) Music in Nicosia is an entirely unknown notion. A brass orchestra in which my epistate Lazaros is a member of some importance...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease refers to a Catholic or Protestant feast, the celebration of Candlemas:

Today is a festa in honor of the Virgin Mary. The people are calling out to visit the brides and others. Mr. Marino...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Salamis:

We yesterday engaged in the examination of the ruins of Salamis. Having passed by the ancient underground prison we arrived at ruins where the aqueduct waters of...

Rupert Gunnis, Inspector of Antiquities and ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, was endlessly fascinated with his discoveries on the island:

Opened a few more Iron Age poor tombs, one was interesting as I found an amphora in it which contained...

George Boustronios related what happened during those first months of Queen Caterina’s rule:

On 3 Feb Sir Peter Mocenigo, the captain of the fleet came to Famagusta with twelve galleys and four galleasses and there were twelve...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Governor Sir Ronald Storrs, never stopped his search for old artefacts:

Took L/c George and to Kythrea where we hunted about on the hillside and found quite a lot of things including coins...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited the monastery of Kanakaria:

Last night it rained a little but this morning although the clouds were thick and hid the sun, still we had no rain but a strong northwest wind...

From the private journal of Lieutenant Donisthorpe Donne, district officer of Limassol, on a trip from Limassol to Nicosia: 

 (We) started for the Capital. Having Packed up my traps and sent them on ahead I said goodbye

Rupert Gunnis was showing Mary Storrs the sites of Nicosia:

Church and hospital. After lunch Mary and I down to town and I showed her the mosque of the Dancing Dervishes and the long row of tombs of dead and gone dervishes, each with...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Rizocarpasson:

Having passed around the village we reached to the church where we arrived just after the mass was passing around for the adoration of...

Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Alsop Donne of the Cyprus Pioneer Corps, following his transfer to Nicosia, wrote of the island’s winter scenery:

Continuing the road next morning I covered 25 miles in time for lunch...