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TITLE
Letter (draft) from Grant to Mr. Robb
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_007_002
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6573
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
letters
Letter (draft) from Grant to Mr. Robb

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).

A letter dated 4 August 1904 was sent to Grant from Andrew MacIntosh (Honorary Secretary of The Highland Strathspey and Reel Society). Here Grant has used the back of the letter to draft this reply to a Mr. Robb on the subject of fly casting

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Letter (draft) from Grant to Mr. Robb

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 /> A letter dated 4 August 1904 was sent to Grant from Andrew MacIntosh (Honorary Secretary of The Highland Strathspey and Reel Society). Here Grant has used the back of the letter to draft this reply to a Mr. Robb on the subject of fly casting