The American Lorenzo Warriner Pease was trying to understand the Cypriots: 

With regard to the moral character of the people we could not form a very accurate idea...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Salamis:

We yesterday engaged in the examination of the ruins of Salamis. Having passed by the ancient underground prison we arrived at...

George Boustronios related what happened during those first months of Queen Caterina’s rule:

On 3 Feb Sir Peter Mocenigo, the captain of the fleet came to Famagusta with twelve galleys and...

Rupert Gunnis was showing Mary Storrs the sites of Nicosia:

Church and hospital. After lunch Mary and I down to town and I showed her the mosque of the Dancing Dervishes and the long row of tombs of dead...

The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Rizocarpasson:

Having passed around the village we reached to the church where we arrived just after the mass was passing around for the adoration of...

Lorenzo Warriner Pease described the view from Kantara:

From the top of the castle the view is splendid. The whole range of mountains on the southern shore of Caramania stretching for many miles...

Rupert Gunnis never stopped searching for antiquities or old artefacts in Cyprus, be they Greek or Turkish:

After lunch to a reception at the Archbishop’s Palace. We were received by all thirty priests...

Charles Thompson included Cyprus in his voyage from Constantinople to the Holy land and Egypt. He devoted ten pages of his travelogue to the island

The town of Famagusta, supposed to be the ancient Salamis...

Col Leake travelled from Kyrenia to Nicosia and gave a short description of the latter:

The ramparts of the Venetian fortifications of Lefcosia exist in tolerable preservation. But the ditch is filled up and there is no appearance...

Colonel William Martin Leake made a short visit to Larnaka from Nicosia:

From Lefkosia to Larnaka, eight hours. The first half of the distance was a continuation of the same plain as before; the remainder lay over...

Sir Samuel Baker, travelling around the island for a whole year  realised the difficult terrain he was crossing:

The 17th February was a day of considerable bodily exercise, as we arrived at a series of watercourses as deep and broad...

Ruby, wife of Charles Freedman Jackson, who was director of the Skouriotissa Mines and lived in the Skouriotissa monastery complex, wrote to Harold and Charlotte:

After dinner we drove home by way of Mr Gunther’s where we had tea. ...