Seigneur de Villamont from Brittany arrived in Cyprus:

On Ascension Day, Thursday May 11 1589, about mid-day, we arrived at the first point of the kingdom of Cyprus, which seamen call Cape S. Piphani and coasting along came near...

Alfred Westholm, a member of the Swedish expedition to Cyprus, wrote about Menelaos Markides, the Director of Cyprus Museum:

This was the last day that we were all together here. In the morning we held a little demonstration for...

William Turner, a member of staff at the British Embassy in Constantinople, described Larnaca from the sea:

The whole of the coast that we passed today was very verdabt and varied by moderate mountains and rich valleys...

George Boustronios mentions how the Venetians replaced the Cypriots at the palace:

And on 13 March they relieved the Cypriots who used to sleep at the palace and appointed Italians. They also changed the...

Alfred Westholm, member of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus, wrote to his parents about his love for Vouni:

The dig at Kythrea is still going on but I hope to have everything completed tomorrow evening...

George Boustronios describes what happened after the departure of Caterina Cornaro:

And on the fifth of March four galleasses left Famagusta, taking off many Cretans and Italians with their horses...

American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted the complexities of gift giving to the entourage of the Church:

A few days ago we presented the Αποθήκη to Germanos the protopapas of the church of St. Lazarus...

From the diaries of US Consul Taylor Belcher and Edith Belcher:

Boys off at seven o’clock with Lolos. Richard brought Chris over and we went back to bed soon after for another hour. Toby and I went in town at nine o’clock and wandered all through...

William Turner, staff member at the British Embassy in Constantinople, spent enough time on the island to afford himself a good idea of the land and its people:

In the morning I went...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted a scandal which took place in Larnaca:

Yesterday morning a young Frenchman formerly clerk of Mr Raibeaud, French consul, shot himself through the head and...

The British traveller William Turner stops in Larnaca and is impressed by the city:

The traveller certainly sees in Cyprus that he is in a more civilised spot than he must often expect to find in Turkey. Larnaca, the second city...

Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Alsop Donne of the Cyprus Pioneer Corps became enamoured with the unique character of Nicosia:

We entered by the Famagusta Gate and I handed over the force to Capt Croker...