The British traveller William Turner visited the site of ancient Idalium:

Mr. H. having been kind enough to lend me his horse, a small grey of the country, with an English saddle, at a quarter before seven I set off with Ibrahim, one of Mr V.’s janizaries...

William Turner, a member of the staff at the British Embassy in Constantinople, described the women in Cyprus:

Cyprus is no longer famous for the beauty, or infamous for the immodesty...

Letter from A J Dawe, Principal, Colonial Office, to Sir Ralph Verney in which he transmitted a petition praying for the union of Cyprus with Greece:

This refers to our conversation about the petition (which I return herewith)...

American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease commented on the Greek confrontation with death:

Today I was informed that the wife of Chelebi Yiango came from Nicosia the other day on account of her sister’s sickness...

Edith, wife of Consul General Taylor Belcher, in her diary, reflects on the tension of those days in Cyprus:

I dragged Toby off early- he is not well and terribly concerned over the coming week. It was just before we left for the air reception tonight...

During his mission with the Cyprus Pioneer Corps, Colonel Benjamin Donisthorpe Alsop Donne was endlessly fascinated with the beauty of his surroundings:

I went over the old fort and castle with Scott-Stevenson, Commissioner...

From the private journal of Lieutenant Donisthopre Donne, district officer of Limassol:

Having inspected the Police Detachment and slept at the little Konak, we started next a.m for the Marathasas valley. ...

Rupert Gunnis, Inspector of Antiquities and ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, enjoyed his daily life of discoveries but became frustrated with the media politics of the time:

Down with Lucy to see my new excavations...

The ADC to Sir Ronald Storrs, Rupert Gunnis, went through a quiet March celebration, not knowing what was in store for him the following year:

Greek Independence Day, so the whole of the town...

Lucinda Pease described in her diary the closing ceremony of the school year at Larnaca:

I was asked by the owner of the house whether he should strew the floor with myrtle and laurel branches. Being unacquainted with such matters...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease describes an episode that took place in the streets of Nicosia:

A few days ago, the brother of the Archbishop was walking through the streets of Nicosia with some of the...

American Consul General Taylor Belcher sent a telegram to the Secretary of State from Nicosia:

First legal processions and demonstrations held in Cyprus in past three years passed off without incidents yesterday. ...