Born: May 26, 1823, Belper, Derbyshire, England.
Died: June 29, 1894, Gunnislake, Cornwall.
After emigrating to America, Bottome became a Methodist Episcopal minister in 1850. Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, awarded him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1872. His works include:
Bottome also helped compile Gospel Songs, by R. P. Smith, 1872.