This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
An easy way to perform this is to stretch the glove in some way as on the open hand, and rub it carefully with moistened flannel, having first placed a little powdered soap on the flannel. After the dirt has been thus removed, the glove should be dried by rubbing with dry flannel.
To clean ladies' kid boots, dip a rag in almond oil and remove all the mud, drying as you go, and never leaving the leather moist. Polish with a clean rag and more oil. The dulness left by this process may be removed by rubbing with the palm of the hand. Kid may be both cleaned and preserved in this manner.