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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 1, 2018
An Alabama court has unsealed the will of Harper Lee, though it has not answered key questions about the late To Kill a Mockingbird author’s estate, the ABA Journal reports. Lee’s estate withdrew its opposition to a New York Times lawsuit seeking its disclosure, prompting the unsealing. Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, was named executor and holds “wide-ranging powers” over Lee’s assets. Though the will did little to solve any mysteries, another new source of information might. Emory University has purchased letters written by Lee to one of her friends between 1956 and 1961, which Emory says are “revealing” and “significant.”