Introducing the personal letters to John Grant


Thanks to the descendants of Pipe-Major John Grant I have photographs of many letters he received from functionaries in the Royal Household of the United Kingdom thanking him for gifts, illustrated brochures of his original compositions, collections of bagpipe music, and the like. I believe these have historical value, for many are the product of such notable people as Alan Lascelles, Frederick A. M. Browning, Sir Dighton Probyn, and Henry Streatfeild, among others, all of whom signed their letters by hand.

As time permits, I am now placing these letters in the “Personal Letters” section of this website.  When one of Grant’s original tunes are referenced, a link is being provided for the reader to see and hear the music in question.


Alan Armstrong