Re: Re-Installing Victorian Pocket Doors
You need a complete set of hanging hardware for the doors (wheels, brackets) and they must be compatible with the rails built into the house for it to work; odds of success are low, unless the hardware was stored somewhere in the house.
Antique sliding door hardware is hard to find (in complete sets) and $$. There are to my knowledge no reproductions.
New sliding door hardware will not be compatible with your built-in rails, and must be approached as a "new work" installation, which means opening the walls.
Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.