The following information was submitted in March of 2006 by Robert Brewer. It is the result of his correspondence with Thomas Beckman, the one-time historian at the Historical Society of Delaware, who compiled a biography for the artist. Mr. Beckman died on May 23, 2003, according to his obituary in the Wilmington News Journal of May 24, 2003:
Alfred Thompson Scott was the son of Levi Scott, the Methodist Episcopal Bishop of Delaware. Believed to be largely self-taught, Scott may have received some formal training in New York, where his father moved to in the late 1840s, followed by several years in Philadelphia.
His earliest known artwork is a view of a Methodist camp meeting ten miles
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