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TITLE
Letter to R. R. Herbert, France, from Alexander Grant, 1893, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_017_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6977
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Letter to R. R. Herbert, France, from Alexander Grant, 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).

Grant moved to Inverness in 1887 to start up a fishing rod and tackle business in Baron Taylor's Lane. At the back of his premises was a hairdressing shop. This copy letter (dated 9 February 1893) was written while Grant was at Baron Taylor's Lane. It is a reply to an enquiry from 'R. R. Fitz Herbert Esq.', Biarritz, France. The letter includes information on the construction, price and estimated delivery of Grant's fishing rods

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Letter to R. R. Herbert, France, from Alexander Grant, 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 /> Grant moved to Inverness in 1887 to start up a fishing rod and tackle business in Baron Taylor's Lane. At the back of his premises was a hairdressing shop. This copy letter (dated 9 February 1893) was written while Grant was at Baron Taylor's Lane. It is a reply to an enquiry from 'R. R. Fitz Herbert Esq.', Biarritz, France. The letter includes information on the construction, price and estimated delivery of Grant's fishing rods