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Letter to Grant from W. M. Fraser, 14 April 1902, page 2
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Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_009_002
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6580
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
letters
concerts
Letter to Grant from W. M. Fraser, 14 April 1902, page 2

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 14 April 1902 was sent to Grant from William MacKenzie Fraser, at that time Honorary Treasurer of the London Inverness-shire Association. In the letter, Mr. Fraser invites Mr. Grant to perform at a forthcoming concert in the Queens Hall, London

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Letter to Grant from W. M. Fraser, 14 April 1902, page 2

1900s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; letters; concerts

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 14 April 1902 was sent to Grant from William MacKenzie Fraser, at that time Honorary Treasurer of the London Inverness-shire Association. In the letter, Mr. Fraser invites Mr. Grant to perform at a forthcoming concert in the Queens Hall, London