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The Flute of the Smoking Mirror 1949-1968

MS 088


Collection Summary

Creator: Gillmor, Frances, 1903-1993.
Collection Name: The Flute of the Smoking Mirror
Inclusive Dates: 1949-1968
Physical Description:.1 linear feet
Abstract:Original typescript of The Flute of the Smoking Mirror by Frances Gillmor, with holographic corrections and notes. This historical novel relates the social customs of the Aztec people in the area of Lake Texcoco, and the biography of their fifteenth century king, Nezahualcoyotl.
Collection Number:MS 088
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Biographical Note

English professor and folklorist, University of Arizona.


Scope and Content Note

Original typescript of The Flute of the Smoking Mirror by Frances Gillmor, with holographic corrections and notes. This historical novel relates the social customs of the Aztec people in the area of Lake Texcoco, and the biography of their fifteenth century king, Nezahualcoyotl. His life story from birth to death is related, as are his many contributions as an engineer, codifier of Aztec law, and founder of a commission of arts and letters.


Arrangement

This collection is organized in narrative sequence.

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Published in 1949 by the New Mexico Press as The Flute of the Smoking Mirror: A Portrait of Nezahualcoyotl, Poet-King of the Aztecs. Later published in 1968 by the University of Arizona Press.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Nezahualc├│yotl, King of Texcoco, 1402-1472 -- Fiction.

Geographic Name(s)
Mexico -- History -- To 1519.
Texcoco de Mora (Mexico)

Subject(s)
Aztecs -- Kings and rulers.
Aztecs -- Social life and customs.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

The Flute of the Smoking Mirror (MS 088). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as gift, 1967.

Processing History

Processed by Staff.