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TITLE
Envelope addressed to Alexander Grant, Feb 1929, back
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_SKINNER_027_002
DATE OF IMAGE
1929
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
7098
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
envelopes
Envelope addressed to Alexander Grant, Feb 1929, 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).

This envelope (postmarked 15 February 1929) is addressed to Grant at Tomnahurich Farm Inverness. The repeated message on the back reads, 'Shaped out by Alex McLean / Contractor, Carrbridge'

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Envelope addressed to Alexander Grant, Feb 1929, back

1920s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; envelopes

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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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 /> This envelope (postmarked 15 February 1929) is addressed to Grant at Tomnahurich Farm Inverness. The repeated message on the back reads, 'Shaped out by Alex McLean / Contractor, Carrbridge'