Late 19th Century
Mahaffey’s name is sometimes shown with the title
Professor, indicating he was probably a teacher.
From around 1877–82, he edited and published a monthly called The Musical Advocate in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
His works include:
- Precious Jewels, with J. H. Leslie (New York: C. M. Cady, 1878)
- Progress, with J. H. Leslie (Altoona, Pennsylvania: R. B. Mahaffey, 1879)
- Sabbath Carols (Altoona, Pennsylvania: R. B. Mahaffey, 1881)
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