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William M. Sholty collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2351

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of correspondence and documents related to Lower and Upper Canada ranging from 1808 to 1812 and compiled by Dr. William M. Sholty. Topics covered include requisitions and provisions for Native Americans, the military's position in the North American provinces, and other topics regarding the state of affairs in Canada leading up to the War of 1812. Correspondents include George Prevost, J. H. (James Henry) Craig, Francis Gore, Isaac Brock and George Harrison.


  • 1809-1812


Language of Materials

Materials in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

William Maxwell Sholty was born September 2, 1915 in Wabash, Indiana to Lloyd O. and Catherine (McMahan) Sholty. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1942 and entered the Army Medical Corps in July 1943. Sholty served in the European Theater as chief of anesthesia in the evacuation hospital and retired from the army as a major in March 1946. He married Martha Morrow on August 7, 1942 and they had two children. Sholty was a staff member at Home Hospital and St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette and served as the Tippecanoe County coroner for 23 years. He was a life member of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association and is credited with locating the original site of Fort Quiatenon. Sholty was also a member of a committee appointed by the governor to establish the William H. Harrison Trail from Vincennes to the Tippecanoe Battle Ground in 1964. He died at the age of 90 on October 24, 2005.

Sources: "William Maxwell Sholty." U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Accessed June 8, 2022.

"Dr. William Sholty, 90." Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN), October 26, 2005.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/09 by Laura Eliason.
William M. Sholty collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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