Gordon Bottomley

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  • James Bridges (Independent Scholar - Europe)

Gordon Bottomley was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, in 1874. Educated at a local grammar school, he began work as a bank clerk at the age of sixteen. His health was frail and for much of his life he was a semi-invalid. In 1905 he married Emily Burton and they lived together at Well Knowe House, Cartmell, and in 1914, moved to The Sheiling at Silverdale, near Carnforth.

Now chiefly remembered as the long-term correspondent of better known figures such as Edward Thomas and Paul Nash, Bottomley was a noted and prolific poet. He found his widest fame with his inclusion in Edward Marsh's Georgian Poetry collections, but like many of the Georgians, he was already well-published prior to Marsh's venture. His first book, The …

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Bridges, James. "Gordon Bottomley". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 September 2002
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  1. Georgian Poetry