Bechet writes a personal letter to his wife, Elisabeth (Ziegler) whom he married in 1951. He explains that he arrived "OK" and plans to bring her, "a big fish when I get back." He implores her to let him know how she is ..." He ends the letter with, "Love." On verso of the holograph envelope signs, "S. Bechet" as part of the return address. Bechet moved to Paris in the 1940's, where he became a French institution. In the year of this letter he led an American jazz group at the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair, his final important performance. He made his success in Europe bringing New Orleans Jazz across the Atlantic with his unique expertise on the soprano sax and clarinet. A visually attractive letter.