The traveller Fynes Moryson, also recorded as Fines or Fiennes, visited Cyprus. He comments on Paphos and its relation to the Goddess Venus: 

On Sunday, the nineteenth of May, we came to the first Promontory ...

Cornelis van Bruyn had embarked on 15 May in a little vessel laden with salt for Antalya. On this morning he saw...

Lumisso or Lymsol, a village with a small fort. The ruined walls of the ancient city...

Swedish archaeologist Alfred Westholm, writing to his mother, explained his troubles with labour in Cyprus:

Here on Cyprus the harvest has been in full progress these last few days and because of this we have great trouble...

Le Sieur de Stochove arrived in Cyprus after an adventurous journey:

We left Laja, in the ancient province of Caria at Midnight to anticipate the foul wind (ambat) which always prevails in the afternoon. We arrived...

John Judson Barclay was the first American to serve in the consulate in Larnaca. In a despatch to Lewis Cass, Secretary of State, he wrote:

To the antiquarian, the ruins of the ancient Salamis, Kolossi, St George and Acamas...

Lieutenant Colonel Donisthorpe Donne was kept busy during his duties with the Cyprus Military Police:

A man having stabbed another at Ay Vasili we had an exciting chase after him but he had too good a start...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease on the origins of the people living north of Limassol who are believed to be descendants of the Crusaders as it is thought that Richard the Lionheart’s army camped in the area:

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted in his diary the functions of the Athienou muleteers: 

The muleteers of Athienou appoint one of their number annually to go to Nicosia to live...

Lt Colonel Donisthorpe Donne described in his diary the Queen’s birthday in Cyprus:

The next great event at Nicosia was the Queen’s Birthday, for which the Zaptiehs and Troopers had to be drilled up a day or two in advance. ...

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

Early to Kyrenia and preparation for Paul’s party – will be a terrible horde of us- nearly thirty – five. We went swimming before lunch...

The Dutch traveller Cornelis Van Bruyn reached Paphos:

Opposite the entrance of the harbour there are two little rocks. In the afternoon I landed to see the place, which is close to to the sea: the houses as usual ...

George Boustronios describes how the Venetians steadily took over the island:

In addition, on 26 May 74 ships arrived from Venice along with a captain, as well as top secret letters and 200 men, who had come to stay in Cyprus. ...