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TITLE
Letter to Grant from Andrew MacIntosh, 4 Aug 1904
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_007_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1904
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6572
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
letters
Letter to Grant from Andrew MacIntosh, 4 Aug 1904

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 4 August 1904 was sent to Grant from Andrew MacIntosh, 5 Telford Terrace, Inverness. Mr. MacIntosh was Honorary Secretary of The Highland Strathspey and Reel Society. The subject matter is the cancellation of a forthcoming meeting. Mr. MacIntosh also mentions Mr. Grant's recent eye complaint

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Letter to Grant from Andrew MacIntosh, 4 Aug 1904

1900s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; letters

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 4 August 1904 was sent to Grant from Andrew MacIntosh, 5 Telford Terrace, Inverness. Mr. MacIntosh was Honorary Secretary of The Highland Strathspey and Reel Society. The subject matter is the cancellation of a forthcoming meeting. Mr. MacIntosh also mentions Mr. Grant's recent eye complaint