Photos & text via email courtesy of Oswaldo, 11-15-04
     Did you know that Chávez had many others hobbies than flying ? He used to draw and paint. I have one of his sketch books in very good condition.
     Most of the drawings are carbon pencil, so it would be very difficult to send by Email. However, attached please find the first page and several of the other pictures. There is something that could be related to some flying schedule but is almost erased but still readable.
Best regards

Jorge Chavez
Geo. A. Chavez
The first page of the sketchbook

Jorge Chavez
Marseilles and vicinity

Jorge Chavez
Photo and comments from Oswaldo Zarabia, 11-22-04
     The region in France that was drawn on the map is the southern part, close by the border with Italy. I have identified the following places:
O = Orange
A = Avignon
Arles - Marseille - Maures - Frejus- Saint Raphael - Cap Roux - Esterel - La Napaule- Cannes- Valier - Gourdon- Nice -Antibes - Villafranche - Beaulien - Monaco - Monte Carlo - Menton - Ventimiglia.
     Unfortunately the map sketch is not dated, but for the other drawings it could be 02/12/1907. It probably represents a flight plan, because in that time there weren't any cars with that range. The destination was Ventimiglia in Italy. It could be possible this was a restitution flight before the Transalpine flight in 1910. Next I will send more pages of the Sketchbook.
Oswaldo Zarabia

Jorge Chavez

Jorge Chavez

Jorge Chavez
P. Herveu

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