I just wanted to reach out to see if anyone has any decent and consistent systems in place for recording the noble and landed (as well as political and occupational) titles of document creators? Some of these details seem important to the metadata
So for example, if a letter was written by John Erskine, Earl of Mar, what would be the best way to enter this in the Author field? Erskine, John, Earl of Mar? Or Rev. Adam Fergusson? Would it make sense to record this as Fergusson, Rev. Adam?
I’ve yet to find a coherent and consistent way of inputting this data, so just wanted to see what solutions others have come up with.