THE SCOTSMAN 22ND FEBRUARY 1905
DEATH OF AN EDINBURGH BANKER
The death is announced at Shandon of Mr Alexander Duncan, agent of the National Bank of Scotland (Limited), High Street, Edinburgh.
The deceased, who had been in indifferent health for some time, went to Shandon a little over a week ago, and had, it was believed, derived considerable benefit from his stay there. On Monday, however, he became seriously ill, and died about midnight, the cause of death being heart failure.
Mr Duncan began his professional life as a banker in Newburgh, Fife, at the age of seventeen years. He came to Edinburgh more than forty years ago, when he became connected with the Commercial Bank. Some years later he opened the High Street branch of the National Bank, which he has conducted with great success.
He was for many years a well-known figure in the Old Town, by the merchants of which he was held in high regard alike for his business and social qualities. He is survived by three daughters.