English mahogany portable writing desk, ca. 1800, containing a note: "This desk was the property of Colonel Mahlon Burwell, Port Talbot Ontario, about the year 1800", signed A.E. Burwell, London, December 1931.
This series is comprised of the following records:
-Bible published in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey in 1808. The bible contains hand-written entries detailing the birth, death and marriage of all of the children of Mahlon Burwell and Sarah Haun.
-Bible published in Buffalo by Phinnet and Company in 1859. The bible contains a series of hand-written entries detailing the births, deaths amd marriages of all the children of Hannibal Burwell and Laura Williams.
Burwell Bible, bound and bought in Philadelphia, 1808 by Mahlon Burwell. Probably purchased in 1810 at or near the time of his marriage. Entries include birth, death and marriage dates from 1783 to 1879.
Burwell Bible, published Buffallo, 1859. Probably purchased by Hannibal Burwell. Entries list all of the children of Hannibal Burwell, births and deaths, Includes listings extracted from the earlier Burwell Bible. The last entry is dated 1931. The Burwell crest is on the inside front cover.