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TITLE
Grant's Headed Accounts Sheet, Baron Taylor's Lane (front)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_018_002
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6983
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Grant's Headed Accounts Sheet, Baron Taylor's Lane (front)

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 Inverness. This headed accounts sheet (from) is for his premises at 7 Baron Taylor's Lane, at the back of which was a hairdressing shop. Mr. Grant has used the sheet to draft a reply (intended recipient unknown) on the subject of fishing lines

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Grant's Headed Accounts Sheet, Baron Taylor's Lane (front)

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 Inverness. This headed accounts sheet (from) is for his premises at 7 Baron Taylor's Lane, at the back of which was a hairdressing shop. Mr. Grant has used the sheet to draft a reply (intended recipient unknown) on the subject of fishing lines