Dictionary of Indian Biography/Auber, Peter

AUBER, PETER (1770–1866)

Entered the India House at 16: rose to be Assistant Secretary, and afterwards Secretary to the E. I. Co., 1829–36; after 50 years' service, retired in 1836, on a pension of £,2000 a year, thus drawing £60,000 as pension. His name stands as the author of two important works, viz., an Analysis of the Constitution of the E.I.Co. with supplement, 1826–8: and Rise and Progress of British Power in India, 1837: but his claim to have written the firstnamed has been disputed: died 1866.