Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (1707–1791).
Letter to Anne Grinfield (1709–1791), January 8, 1757.
Selina Shirley Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, was known for her philanthropic support of the Evangelical Revival. She provided funds for the establishment of sixty-four chapels, missionary work in America, and Trevecca College, the first Methodist theological college. Following her transition from Wesley's Arminian Methodism to Whitefield's Calvinistic Methodism, she founded The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, her own society of preachers in England.
This letter to Anne Grinfield, a member of the court of King George II, encouraged Grinfield to bear a Methodist witness.