The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
A 13-page funeral address written by McDonald, to be read at his death; a diary, 1850-1858, containing an account of his trip from Illinois to California, financial accounts, and miscellaneous notes; and an undated notebook with notes, mathematical equations, and copies of McDonald's letters to T.M. Johnson, president of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, Lockport, Illinois.
Jonathan Stickney McDonald papers, 1850-1858. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1358 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender, Esther Lloyd-Jones, after microfilming.
Lent for microfilming 1978 by Dr. Esther Lloyd-Jones, relationship to Jonathan S. McDonald is not known.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001