Nebraska Authors

Charles W. Mignon

Born 1933-12-11 Greenwich Village, New York, NY (USA)

Died 2009-09-25
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Mignon is best known for having transcribed, edited and published Colonial poet, physician and minister Edward Taylor's work (circa 1671-1729) Upon the Types of the Old Testament. The manuscript was acquired and brought to Mignon by Ernie Long, proprietor of Long's Bookstore in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mignon was a longtime professor of American Literature at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Early American Literature; Edward Taylor (1642-1729)


PhD, University of Connecticut




National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, 1983
Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities. 1993.


Edward Taylor. Upon the Types of the Old Testament. 1989. Editor

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