Query by column title or type

i feel it would be very help to be able to query by column title instead of just id.

The reason being that it seems across boards the ids can be different for the same column. This seems extremely troublesome when a column may not be returned for a board. Ive noticed that in one board i have a timeline9 id and another just timeline - though they each only have one column title “Timeline”

Further to the above it would be great if board_id could be queried from an array of board ids (or none), so that i coulld return all column values across multiple boards.