Many old recipes assumed that the cook knew how to cook.
Many of the 100+ year old hand written recipes just list ingredients and let the cook figure out for themselves how to proceed.
Some of the recipes on this site will be just that, a list of ingredients.
Whenever possible I have included exact wording just to show the "flavor" of the writing or the mindset of the writer.
If I feel I need to add something I will put it in color in parenthesis (like this)
Some of these may be newer but most of the newspaper articles right along side them are circa 1905