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Duncan, Williamlocked

(1717–1760)
  • John Westby-Gibson
  • , revised by Patrick Bullard

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Duncan, William (1717–1760), natural philosopher and classicist, elder son of William Duncan, an Aberdeen tradesman, and his wife, Euphemia Kirkwood, daughter of a wealthy farmer in Haddingtonshire, was born in Aberdeen in July 1717. He had several sisters and a younger brother, John...

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J. Nichols, , 9 vols. (1812–16); facs. repr. (1966)