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TITLE
Alexander Grant's Change of Address Notification, 26 May 1887
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_004_001
PERIOD
1880s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6932
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Alexander Grant's Change of Address Notification, 26 May 1887

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).

In May 1887 Grant moved his fishing rod and tackle business from Carrbridge to Inverness, initially at Glenalbyn Buildings, Young Street. He later moved to premises at 7 Baron Taylor's Lane. This change of address notification dates from his first move to Inverness

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Alexander Grant's Change of Address Notification, 26 May 1887

1880s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - miscellaneous printed pages

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 /> In May 1887 Grant moved his fishing rod and tackle business from Carrbridge to Inverness, initially at Glenalbyn Buildings, Young Street. He later moved to premises at 7 Baron Taylor's Lane. This change of address notification dates from his first move to Inverness