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TITLE
Invoice to Scott Skinner from William Jackson, Bookbinders (front)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_SKINNER_053_001
DATE OF IMAGE
1924
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
7248
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
musicians
composers
invoices
strathspeys
Invoice to Scott Skinner from William Jackson, Bookbinders (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 was a great friend of fellow musician and composer James Scott Skinner, (1843-1927), a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music, often referred to as 'The Strathspey King'. This invoice from Aberdeen bookbinders William Jackson was sent to Grant from Skinner. It is for a bound volume of Skinner's music, priced 6 shillings. On the back is a note from Skinner which reads '£3 3s each. I sold one to Mr. Donald Morison. A Huge Volume of all my 50 years publications'

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Invoice to Scott Skinner from William Jackson, Bookbinders (front)

1920s

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods; musicians; composers; invoices; strathspeys

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - miscellaneous letters

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 was a great friend of fellow musician and composer James Scott Skinner, (1843-1927), a major figure in the development of Scottish traditional music, often referred to as 'The Strathspey King'. This invoice from Aberdeen bookbinders William Jackson was sent to Grant from Skinner. It is for a bound volume of Skinner's music, priced 6 shillings. On the back is a note from Skinner which reads '£3 3s each. I sold one to Mr. Donald Morison. A Huge Volume of all my 50 years publications'