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Letter from Alexander Grant to J. B. Dunning, 7 Apr 1893, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_003_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6929
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Letter from Alexander Grant to J. B. Dunning, 7 Apr 1893, 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 (draft?) dated 7 April 1893 is from Grant to a Mr. J. B. Dunning. In it Grant informs Mr. Dunning that his recently ordered fishing rod is complete, apart from 'rings and fittings' (newly invented by Grant and awaiting patent registration). Once the parts arrive from the Birmingham manufacturers, Grant will forward the completed rod forthwith. In addition, Grant advises of his letter in last week's issue of 'Land and Water', under the heading, 'Fly Rods for Trout Fishing'

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Letter from Alexander Grant to J. B. Dunning, 7 Apr 1893, page 1

1890s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant (hand written material)

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 (draft?) dated 7 April 1893 is from Grant to a Mr. J. B. Dunning. In it Grant informs Mr. Dunning that his recently ordered fishing rod is complete, apart from 'rings and fittings' (newly invented by Grant and awaiting patent registration). Once the parts arrive from the Birmingham manufacturers, Grant will forward the completed rod forthwith. In addition, Grant advises of his letter in last week's issue of 'Land and Water', under the heading, 'Fly Rods for Trout Fishing'