Can I Add Modern Locks to Antique Door Knobs?

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We're in the process of remodeling our 1940s house.  All the existing doors have mortise-style locks, antiques knobs and back plates that are original to the house. However, all of the keys are missing.  I would like to replace the locking mechanism but keep the antique back plates and knobs - they look great.  Is there a way to keep using these old knobs and back plates but add new locks? Thanks for your help!

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