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Letter to Grant from W. M. Fraser, 5 March 1925, page 1
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_008_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1925
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6575
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
letters
strathspeys
Letter to Grant from W. M. Fraser, 5 March 1925, 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 5 March 1925 was sent to Grant by his friend William MacKenzie Fraser, one time Honorary Treasurer of the London Inverness-shire Association. Mr. MacKenzie sends his regards and asks whether there have been further developments with the 'Grant Vibration Rod'. He also enquires after 'The Strathspey King', Scott Skinner

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Letter to Grant from W. M. Fraser, 5 March 1925, page 1

1920s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; 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 5 March 1925 was sent to Grant by his friend William MacKenzie Fraser, one time Honorary Treasurer of the London Inverness-shire Association. Mr. MacKenzie sends his regards and asks whether there have been further developments with the 'Grant Vibration Rod'. He also enquires after 'The Strathspey King', Scott Skinner