Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, had his first experience of a Turkish funeral:

To Fakkri Bey’s funeral, badly managed as they kept us waiting 1 ½ hours outside the mosque! The coffin lay on a table in the porch...

Lieut-Colonel Donisthorpe Donne, district officer of Limassol, investigated a murder mystery: 

Parsons and I rode out together on the 21st to a village called Kaimakli to take sworn evidence on a murder case which he followed up by...

Ornithologist F H H Guillemard visited Cyprus twice. During his first visit he met many British officers:

Arrived at Larnaka about 4.00pm. Fought Miss Burke into a boat, and found myself and luggage into another. Passed the customs and...

The Swedish archaeolgoist Alfred Wstholm has his first encounter with George Jeffery:

This work at Vouni has brought me into contact with a highly eccentric person, none less than Cyprus’s chief of antiquities...

From the diaries of USA Consul General Taylor Belcher:

Lovely day! Leisurely breakfast, then drove to Kyrenia. Drove home via Lamboussa, Karavas and up through Myrtou, just beyond Lamboussa drove down fascinating dirt road towards...

According to George Boustronios, Queen Caterina received her husband’s ally and friend Nicolaos Mirabit:

Besides, on 24 February Morabit came to Nicosia from Famagusta.  Furthermore the Queen...

Writing to his parents, Alfred Westholm of the Swedish expedition to Cyprus poured out his thoughts and romantisicm:

Evening is here. Night comes down over Vouni. The quiet, finely tuned humming choir starts up... 

After Louis of Savoy died in April 1462, Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus, was devastated. Leto Severis continues the story:

On the 25th February 1485, Charlotte, tired and disappointed, decided to cede her rights to the throne of Cyprus...

Rupert Gunnis, ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, writing in his diary included some gossip:

Museum meeting in the morning, nothing important settled. Took Lady Storrs out in my car to Dickomo over a vile road and picked bunches of...

US Consul General Taylor Belcher in correspondence with the Secretary of State: 

Makarios in exclusive interview given Eleftheria is reported rejecting any proposals for partitioning Cyprus, for establishment Turkish base...

The abdication of Caterina Cornaro as described by Leto Severis in 'Ladies of Medieval Cyprus and Caterina Cornaro':

Very early in the morning of the 26th Feb, 1489, she attended the ceremony in the royal chapel...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease took some notes on the ebb and flow of the tide in Larnaca:

I observed on my return home that the sea retired considerably and appears to be a foot lower than it was...