Alfred Westholm, member of the Swedish Archaeological Expedition to Cyprus, in a letter to his parents:

A Vouni week has come to a close marked by a total calm after the storm of statues. The statues in Room 99 were found lying...

Edith Belcher went to a performance of the Whirling Dervishes:

The beginning is given to utter silence-maybe five minutes. Then the singing goes on maybe for ten minutes. Finally the dancers bend low to the floor and remove...

R Hamilton Lang, manager of the Imperial Ottoman Bank agency in Larnaca from 1860-1872, wrote the following account of the scourge of locusts and the efforts of Said Pasha for their destruction:

About twelve months ago...

The Swedish Expedition welcomed a new arrival to the island, another Swede, expert on ore discoveries. Alfred Westholm commented:

I had met with Karl Sundberg and his wife already earlier in the week who have come here to inspect...

Respected botanist Dr John Sibthorp continued on his travels around Cyprus studying the island’s fauna and flora:

At seven we left Limesol; having travelled two hours in a plain, we passed a little...

Accidents happen to the best of us and the members of the Swedish Cyprus Archaeological Expedition suffered some as well, as recorded by Alfiros, one of the Swedish excavators:

The last of April in the morning. Yesterday...

Dr J Sibthorp, who travelled to Cyprus from England on a botanical tour, reached Troodos:

At seven we set off from the convent of the Holy Cross for Troados. Our road led us through a steep tract of country, well wooded. The Pinus pinea...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease tells a sad story:

Yesterday morning a countryman brought a couple of infant children into town, in a pair of saddle bags on an ass to give them away! His wife died and he is left with a family...