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TITLE
Draft Letter from Grant to 'The Fishing Gazette', 1905
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_013_002
DATE OF IMAGE
1905
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6957
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Draft Letter from Grant to 'The Fishing Gazette', 1905

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).

On 22 February 1905 the editor of the 'Fishing Gazette' wrote to Grant asking his advice on some technical questions concerning fly casting and competitions. On the reverse of the letter (pictured here) Grant appears to have drafted his reply in pencil

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Draft Letter from Grant to 'The Fishing Gazette', 1905

1900s

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 /> On 22 February 1905 the editor of the 'Fishing Gazette' wrote to Grant asking his advice on some technical questions concerning fly casting and competitions. On the reverse of the letter (pictured here) Grant appears to have drafted his reply in pencil