From J. Prestwich [1850-1860]



My dear Sir,

The name of the shell you ask is the Astarte tenera, sav. You will find a list of the shells of this bed at the Reculvers in my paper in the Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc. Vol VI p.265. Since then however the Astarte & Cardium have been named, & the Corbula changed, They all come from the Cliffs between Herne Bay & the Reculvers.

yours very truly | Jh. Prestwich. J.r

The specimens from M. r Wood have reached me safely.

Please cite as “HENSLOW-614,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 30 July 2021,