Lorenzo Warriner Pease, the first American missionary to Cyprus, learnt of the custom of sanctifying the water:

Mrs. Ladd wrote us that they attended the church at Lefkara, in the morning when the cross was dipped into the...

Edith Belcher noted in her diary:

Makarios has flatly rejected the new proposals and everyone thinks things will start again but bot until next week. “Θα βλεπουμε”. Nitza, I and the three boys started off at eleven. The murderer Sergeant Hammond...

Last Governor of Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, records:

The 16th of August came in one of the hottest summers I remember. We signed all the documents at the midnight ceremony. The next day the new President and Vice-President...

Girolamo Dandini, S J, Professor of Theology at Perugia, visited Nicosia: 

There are at Nicosia four kinds of churches, each of which I examined by itself. The Turkish mosques are the most important, both for their...

George Boustronios, chronicler and serviceman to King James II, wrote of the arrival of the Venetian fleet to Cyprus, after the death of the king:

On the same day the Venetian fleet arrived at Famagusta from Rhodes: sixty galleys which had been...

According to the traveller Ioannes Cotovicus and the inscription on Marco Antonio Bragadin’s tomb, the famous Venetian defender of Famagusta passed away on this day:

The skin of Mark Antony Bragadino...

William Everett describes a catastrophic incident in the Skouriotissa mine where his grandfather worked:

Night shift blasted beginning of shift cave in #316 drift 820-Six men badly burned on 858 near Incline Shaft. ...

The British journal The Spectator reports:

The London conference on Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean problems opens on August 29, and the British Government will' once again be faced with the task of making up its mind...

George Boustronios in his chronicle of Cyprus mentions the church of St. Francis in Famagusta:

Furthermore, Sir John Arognon died on the 20 August. And he was poor when he arrived in Cyprus but he  was a Catalan from a good family...

The Venetian Fra Frencesco Suriano landed at Cape Gavata, otherwise known as Cape of the Cats, near Limassol:

I heard a marvellous thing. From the said city of Lymisso up to this cape the soil produces so many snakes...

From the diary of the US Consul General Taylor G Belcher:

At half past seven, guests for dinner – Tuckers, Wentworths, and Mervin Popham. Cocktailed and ate on terrace.Terribly hot. Mervin spoke to me at length about Foot...

Leontios Macheras, Cypriot chronicler attached to the court of the Lusignans, recounted the departure of the Saracens from Cyprus:

And on the twenty-second of August the prince came to Lefkosia. Then...