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Borges, Francisco

Fishburn and Hughes: Borges's grandfather, a colonel in the Santa Fe garrison on the frontiers with the open pampa. In 1870, while defending the town of ParanĂ¡ against an attack of montoneros, Francisco Borges met and later married Borges's grandmother, Frances (Fanny) Haslam. He died in action at La Verde in 1874, while fighting to suppress Mitre's revolt). After her husband's death in 1874 Borges's English grandmother, who came from Staffordshire, was left to bring up their two sons in the alien surroundings of ParanĂ¡. Her loneliness and divided loyalties are recalled in 'Story of the Warrior and the Captive'. Story of the Warrior and the Captive Maiden