While processing this collection, the Examiner's original folder titles were maintained whenever possible. However, due to inconsistencies present in the original folder titles (including spelling, punctuation and abbreviations) some formatting changes were made to the folder titles as written in the finding aid to facilitate discovery. The original folder titles, including the Examiner's idiosyncratic punctuation, are maintained on physical folders. Royalty are generally filed under the name of their country; other nobility could be filed under either their surname or the name of their title. Please keep in mind that the file titles reflect the time in which they were written and the Examiner's use of the prints within. Examples of corrections made to the file titles in the finding aid are:
- File titles containing abbreviations for states (e.g., Conn.) were expanded to include the full state name.
- Colons, parentheses, commas, and other forms of division between subtopics were replaced with double dashes to offset subtopics, for example Atkinson, Ted Mr. and Mrs. was changed to Atkinson, Ted -- Mr. and Mrs.
- Spaces in between initials were removed, and periods were inserted in between initials previously un-separated.
- US, USA, U. S., U. S. A., and U.S.A. were standardized as U.S.
- Misc. was written out as Miscellaneous and removed from the folders with ranges of names in them.
- Other abbreviations, such as Pres., Capt., Lieut., Rev., and Gen. were also spelled out.
- Nicknames were put in quotation marks.
- Commonly abbreviated names like "Wm.", "Geo." and "Chas." have been written out as "William," "George," and "Charles."