Fonds F9 - Duignan & Son Funeral Directors fonds

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Duignan & Son Funeral Directors fonds

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CA ON00126 F9

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  • 1921-1979, predominant 1921-1948 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records

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Funeral services under the proprietorship of Austin Duignan began in Guelph around 1916. Around 1935, Duignan & Son Funeral Directors became the official name of the business after Joseph Duignan, who received his license at that time, joined his father's practice. With Austin Duignan's death in 1950, the business ceased to exist.

Custodial history

These records were donated to the Guelph Civic Museum in 1988 and subsequently transferred to the Guelph Public Library archives at an unknown date.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records generated by Austin and Joseph Duignan during the course of providing funeral services in Guelph. The records relate both to the operation of the funeral business and to the attainment of professional qualifications by Joseph Duignan. The fonds is organized into five series.

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Access to some of records in this fonds is restricted for conservation reasons. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist for further details.

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Copyright for these records is not held by the Guelph Public Library. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist about how to obtain the necessary copyright permissions.

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Further accruals of records are expected.

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Revised title headings for series completed March 2019.

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