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Letter to Grant from Ronald Alexander, 12 Feb 1928, page 1
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_005_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1928
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6564
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
concerts
letters
strathspeys
Letter to Grant from Ronald Alexander, 12 Feb 1928, page 1

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

This letter dated 12 February 1928 was sent to Grant by Ronald Alexander, from the Abbey at Fort Augustus. Mr. Alexander thanks Grant and the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society for a recent 'delightful and inspiring' concert. He mentions a forthcoming concert at the Town Hall and concludes by extolling the merits of the Scottish strathspey

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Letter to Grant from Ronald Alexander, 12 Feb 1928, page 1

1920s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; concerts; letters; strathspeys

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - miscellaneous letters

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).<br /> <br /> This letter dated 12 February 1928 was sent to Grant by Ronald Alexander, from the Abbey at Fort Augustus. Mr. Alexander thanks Grant and the Highland Strathspey & Reel Society for a recent 'delightful and inspiring' concert. He mentions a forthcoming concert at the Town Hall and concludes by extolling the merits of the Scottish strathspey