Born: May 26, 1823, Belper, Derbyshire, England.
Died: June 29, 1894, Gunnislake, Cornwall.
Buried: Tavistock Cemetery, Tavistock, Devon, England.
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.
Bottome also helped compile Gospel Songs, by R. P. Smith, 1872.