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JOHNSON, Dr Donald McIntosh, 1903-1978, doctor and MP


Reference code(s): GB 0097 JOHNSON

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: JOHNSON, Dr Donald McIntosh, 1903-1978, doctor and MP

Date(s): [1945-1964]

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 29 boxes

Name of creator(s): Johnson | Donald McIntosh | 1903-1978 | doctor and MP


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1903; educated at Cheltenham College, Gonville and Caius Colleges, Cambridge University, and St Bartholomew's Hospital; qualified as doctor, 1926; barrister-at-law, 1930; Medical Officer, Cambridge University East Greenland Expedition, 1926; Casualty Officer, Metropolitan Hospital, 1926; House Physician, East London Hospital for Children, Shadwell, 1927; Medical Officer, Harrington Harbour Hospital, International Grenfell Association, Labrador, 1928-1929; General Practitioner, Thornton Heath, Croydon, 1930-1937; Demonstrator of Anatomy, Oxford University, 1937-1939; served during World War Two in the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1939-1945; Member, Croydon Medical Board, Ministry of Labour and National Service, 1951-1955; Conservative MP for Carlisle, 1955-1963, and Independent Conservative MP, 1963-1964; first MP to raise parliamentary debate on the Ombudsman; Chairman and Managing Director of Johnson Publications Ltd; died 1978. Publications: A Cassandra at Westminster (Johnson, London, 1967); A doctor in Parliament (Christopher Johnson, London, 1958); A doctor regrets (Christopher Johnson, London, 1949); A doctor returns (Christopher Johnson, London, 1956); Bars and barricades (Christopher Johnson, London, 1952); Conservative government and a liberal society (Christopher Johnson, London, 1955); Indian hemp (Christopher Johnson, London, 1952); On being an Independent MP (Johnson, London, 1964); Ted Heath: a latter day Charlemagne (Johnson, London, 1971); The British National Health Service (Johnson, London, 1962); The end of socialism (Christopher Johnson, London, 1946); The hallucinogenic drugs (Christopher Johnson, London, 1953); The nutritive properties of the rye grain (Minneapolis, 1934); A guide to reference materials on Southeast Asia (Yale University press, 1970); The plea for the silent (Christopher Johnson, London, 1957).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Donald McIntosh Johnson, [1945-1964], mainly relating to his political career, including correspondence with constituents, other doctors and the Town Clerk of Carlisle, as well as cuttings books and publications.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:

Closed until listed.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by the donor and their heirs. No documents may be photocopied.

Physical characteristics:

The condition of some of the documents is poor.

Finding aids:

On-line catalogue available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by the family in 1989. A further deposit was made in 2000.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Rhodes House Library, Oxford University, holds correspondence with Sir Roy Welensky, 1960-1962 (Ref: MSS Welensky 629/5).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Nov 2000

Surgery | Medical sciences

Personal names
Johnson | Donald McIntosh | 1903-1978 | physician and MP

Corporate names
Conservative Party

Carlisle | Cumberland | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe