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TITLE
Grant's Headed Accounts Sheet, Ballifeary Post Office (back)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_016_001
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6974
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Grant's Headed Accounts Sheet, Ballifeary Post Office (back)

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).

Grant had a varied career working at various times as a shepherd, ploughman, draper, forester, grocer, butcher, gamekeeper, fisherman, hairdresser and fishing tackle merchant. This headed accounts sheet (back) is for Grant's grocery and post office at Ballifeary, Inverness. Grant has used the sheet to draft a letter in reply to a query from a fellow angler

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Grant's Headed Accounts Sheet, Ballifeary Post Office (back)

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 /> Grant had a varied career working at various times as a shepherd, ploughman, draper, forester, grocer, butcher, gamekeeper, fisherman, hairdresser and fishing tackle merchant. This headed accounts sheet (back) is for Grant's grocery and post office at Ballifeary, Inverness. Grant has used the sheet to draft a letter in reply to a query from a fellow angler