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(transcribed 02/15/06)
Copy courtesy of Joan F Vitale, Memphis
Donated by: Bill Boggess
The Daily Memphis Avalanche
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Sunday, August 24, 1879  Page 1
EDITOR AVALANCHE --- Will you allow a brief notice to Mrs Fannie B
Moores, daughter of the late Senator Solon Borland, of Arkansas, who
died this morning, after a short violent attack of yellow fever. Ten
years ago she was a reigning belle of Little Rock, and enjoyed, as many
will remember, considerable celebrity as a poet. General Albert Pike had
a high opinion of her talents in that line, The "Dead Confederacy,"
republished in the London Cosmopolitan, and highly complimented by that
journal was one of the best of her productions. "Dilsey at the North,"
portraying  the lament of an aged negress for her Southern home of
slavery, as contrasted with that of her new found freedom among
strangers, was also very much praised. "Born Dead," "The Baby of
Lillie," and many more of her published pieces, were highly acceptable
to the public, and among the last of her poetical contributions was a
tribute of Walter Harvey [Colonel Harvey Washington WALTER] who died of
yellow fever a year ago, and was a member of Bluff City Gray's. She
leaves behind one child, a son.       A. A. L.

Memphis, August 23, 1879.
Also note comments in 1894, page 2 of the Confederate Veteran by General
John M Harrell about Fanny and her poem "Dead Confederacy".

Fanny Green Borland (1848AR-1879TN) was named after her aunt Fanny
(Green) Godwin, who in 1820 was raising her father in Suffolk,VA. She's
daughter of Solon Borland and Mary Isabel Melbourne, married to James C
Moores 21 April 1869 at Colonel Oliver Crosby and Virginia LaFayette
GRAY's home, Little Rock, moving to Memphis. Her parents had died in
1862 & 1864. Fanny lost her's and her sister's, husbands in 1878 to
yellow fever at Memphis, along with some 5,000 others.

Son George Borland Moores was being raised in 1880 census by Fanny's
half-brother Major Harold Borland in Arkansas, but not found since then.

A signed copy of poem, "Dead Confederacy", is at Special Collections,
University of Arkansas, written while living at Princeton Arkansas in
1865, read to a gathering 27 Dec 1865 with "...immense applause." .

Among other poems authored by Fanny are: "At My Father's Feet." "Judge
Not by the Outward Look," "To My Son's Scrape-Book," "David O Dodd".

Fanny's widowed sister, Mary, married widower, Col O C Gray,
in Arkansas 17 Jun 1889.