Archival research reveals the true date of birth of the father of locust phase theory, Sir Boris Uvarov, F.R.S.
Previously published biographical accounts of Sir Boris Uvarov, K.C.M.G. F.R.S. (1886 [sic] — 1970) were based mostly on personal recollections by his friends and colleagues recorded for the first time in the 1970s or later. Archival research reveals the true date of his birth and allows some other key facts and dates of his early biography to be corrected.