Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Richmond, Tas.19 November 1856; died in South Perth, WA, 7 April 1921.
One of at least four children, to pioneer settlers Edward William Burchell Butcher (b.1826) and Maria Susan née Schaw (d.1914). The Butchers moved first to Vic. and then WA where, in 1879, Minnie married a surveyor in Geraldton, Harry Frederick Johnston (1853-1915). They had eleven children.
Minnie and her husband collected MEL specimens and seeds, (no dates).
She also received a silver medal from the Paris Exposition for a collection of Western Australia's pressed and dried wildflowers.
Harry Johnston became Surveyor-General of WA in 1895 and died of an accidental gunshot wound in 1915.
Minnie died in South Perth in 1921
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]