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...

In the 1920s going to Ayios Dometios was like visiting a village in the outskirts of Nicosia, and Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, loved excursions:

Took Mary and Lucy fossil hunting in the morning and collected...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease described the view from Kantara:

From the top of the castle the view is splendid. The whole range of mountains on the southern shore of Caramania stretching for many miles...

Martin von Baumgarten made the pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Mount Sinai, and, on his return, visited Cyprus 8 February-28 March 1508. He described the city of Salamina:

On the eighth of February, about the...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, never stopped searching for antiquities or old artefacts in Cyprus, be they Greek or Turkish:

After lunch to a reception at the Archbishop’s Palace. We were received by all thirty priests...

The Swedish expedition at Soli was reaching its final stages as Alfred Westholm, aka Alfiros, wrote to his parents:

 I am still here for the work at Soli. It has taken much more time than I had estimated...

Fra Angelo Calepio, a Catholic priest in Cyprus, recounted the events of the conquest of Cyprus by the Ottomans:

On February 11 Cubat Chawush was despatched as ambassador to Venice. He carried letters...

Lieut-Colonel W M Leake, a well-known student of Greek topography and antiquities, crossed from Kyrenia to Nicosia and Larnaca and back again:

We land this forenoon at Tzerina, called by the Italians Cerina and by...

In a telegram to the Secretary of State, US Consul General Taylor Belcher reported on media reactions to the Zurich agreement: 

Zurich agreement dominates all newspapers as to terms under which the new “Republic” will operate. ...

Charles Thompson included Cyprus in his voyage from Constantinople to the Holy land and Egypt. He devoted ten pages of his travelogue to the island

The town of Famagusta, supposed to be the ancient Salamis...

The chronographer Leontios Macheras thought that the conquest of Famagusta was divine punishment: 

And if you wish me to tell you how it was that Famagusta was taken, I say that this was allowed by God...

Lieut-Colonel W M Leake travelled from Kyrenia to Nicosia and gave a short description of the latter:

The ramparts of the Venetian fortifications of Lefcosia exist in tolerable preservation. But the ditch is filled up and there is no appearance...