The Mack Stone Collection includes letters, photographs and a journal belonging to Mack Voorhies Stone. Stone served as an
assistant surgeon in the United States Navy from 1898 to 1904. He traveled through the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Nero
during the Spanish American War. Stone’s journal depicts life aboard the Nero. His letters give insight into his tenure in
the Navy. Also included are photographs from his travels and clippings from events in his life.
Mack Stone was born on July 7, 1875 in Indiana. He was an assistant surgeon in the United States Navy from 1898 to 1904. During
this time he toured the South Pacific aboard the USS Nero during the Spanish American War. He married Edna Biddle in Healdsburg,
California in 1901. Stone is related to the Stevens family through his marriage to Edna Biddle. After he retired from the
navy, he moved to Healdsburg and worked as a physician. He died on May 14, 1941.
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permission to publish or quote manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission
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to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
This collection is open for use.