Letters of Collection Law and Legal Definition

Letters of collection are letters authorizing a person to gather and keep in his safe custody the goods of a deceased person. It is not the equivalent of letters testamentary or letters of administration.

Letters of collection provide for the appointment of some discreet person authorizing him to preserve the estate, etc., whenever a delay is necessarily produced in the admitting the will to probate, granting letters of administration or letters with the will annexed, etc. [In re Little's Will, 187 N.C. 177 (N.C. 1924)].