Elmore Leonard was famously picky with his words — but not with his papers. He left behind more than 150 boxes, or about 2,400 linear feet, of documents. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Elmore Leonard died Tuesday at the age of 87. Dermot Cleary/Chasen hide caption

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