The collection consists of magazines, journals, poetry books, audiocassettes, and newsprint featuring Ivor C. Treby's poetry
and writings, as well as a copy and offprints of his book
Michael Field Catalogue. Born on January 19, 1933 in Devenport, Plymouth, Ivor C. Treby was a poet, writer, educator, literary gay activist, researcher,
founder of Blackland Press, and authority on Michael Field.
Ivor C. Treby, sometimes known as Ivor Francis Charles Treby, was a poet, writer, educator, and literary researcher born on
January 19, 1933 in Devenport, Plymouth, to Frederick Herbert and Phyllis Hayes Treby. He studied biochemistry at Exeter College
and Oxford University before teaching biochemistry at the City of Westminster College in London. Treby was openly gay in the
early 1960s, when homosexuality was essentially illegal in the United Kingdom, and his advocacy gave him a reputation as a
gay literary activist. As a member of the Gay Authors' Workshop, he befriended many writers, historians and activists who
were gay, lesbian, or allied. He founded Blackland Press to publish his poetry, many of which featured gay themes. His writings
can be found in poetry magazines and journals, as well as gay and lesbian publications.
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